Aircraft Bomb Duds
The explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) services of the German Federal States have to react continuously to allied UXOs. Several serious accidents with in recent years illustrate the severe hazard that these objects still have. In many cases, these are "chance finds" during construction measures.However, are these finds really so "coincidental" and is one so powerless against them? And who is liable if there is an accident? Our flyer "Danger from aircraft bomb duds and what you can do" gives information to builders on what he can or must do to preclude claims for damages or even penal consequences.
In terms of the German Occupational Safety and Health Act (Arbeitsschutzgesetz), both the employee and the contractor are obligated to protect their workers and the performing companies (joint responsibility of the builder). This includes the construction site risk with the inherent risk "UXO."In terms of the Construction Site Ordinance (Baustellenverordnung) and German Occupational Safety and Health Act (Arbeitsschutzgesetz), all work must be planned and performed according to the state of the art to prevent potential hazards to life and health. This necessitates safety planning. Prior to a construction project in an area suspected to be contaminated with unexploded ordnances, a localization of UXOs using the best available technology must thus be performed.
Our services to you include:
- Historical research and aerial photo analysis
- Hazard assessments
- Concepts for the technical explosive ordnance clearance
- Construction supervision