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Historical Preliminary Research & Risk Analysis

You have scheduled land-breaking work activities in land that has not been disturbed since the war, or a suspicion exists that there are perhaps explosive remnants of war (OOs) still present in the soil?


Historical Preliminary Research into Explosive Remnants of War (OOs)

At Bodac B.V.there are various options available to inventory the risks of coming across, limiting and removing OOs. Having Preliminary Historical Research into OOs carried out is often an appropriate and affordable first option, and sometimes even the final step in the detection process. Carrying out Historical Preliminary Research into OOs can be advisable if you wish to find whether detection work activities are required for a certain location.

Historical Preliminary Research into OOs examines whether a certain area has a higher risk of coming across explosive war remnants, and if so, what types of munition can be expected. In doing so, Bodac B.V. works according to the most recent guidelines of the CS-VROO (Certification Schedule of Preliminary Research and Risk Analysis of OOs) and with the highest possible quality standards. During the preliminary research, indications from international and regional literature and archives are inventoried and assessed. Historical flight recordings from WWII are also analysed and interpreted by way of expansive aerial photo analysis. The historical information about the area in question is then inventoried with help of a Geographical Information System (GIS) that stores all the topographical information. This results in a comprehensive report with a Soil Pollution Map which clearly shows what the conclusion is of the research.

For the Historical Preliminary Research into OOs, Bodac B.V. utilises the expertise of professionally trained historians. Proper research, transparency and a practical and client-oriented work method are the key themes here. The client can count on clear information provision during the course of the research, an evaluation of the desk research supplied and pragmatic customised advice geared towards the scheduled ground-breaking work activities in the area concerned. The Bodac B.V. historians work closely with the colleagues in detection. Bodac B.V. aims to fully unburden the client with the Historical Preliminary Research into OOs and the subsequent further detection process of the Risk Analysis of OOs and/or detection and tracing work.

 For more information, please contact Marc van Oers: m.vanoers@bodac.nl

Risk Analysis of Explosive Remnants of War (OOs)

When it becomes known that a planning area may contain explosive remnants of war (OOs), the client may choose to carry out a further desk study. This study, referred to as the Risk Analysis of OOs, provides insight into the relationship between the OOs to be discovered and the planned construction work. If the Risk Analysis shows that the potential risks are manageable, this could result in cost and time savings.

An important aspect of the Risk Analysis of OOs is the research into post-war developments in the planned area. In an area where the land has been disturbed after the war, the likelihood that OOs will be discovered is smaller than if the land had not been undisturbed yet. After all, the OOs in undisturbed land have not yet been displaced. In the professional domain of explosive detection companies, it is reasonably assumed that OOs have at least already been detected and in most cases, removed. The Risk Analysis therefore largely focuses on the post-war developments so that these risks can be kept to a minimum. This research is carried out in regional and national archives by the professionally trained staff of Bodac B.V. Other components of a Risk Analysis of OOs include research into the underground infrastructure, such as the cables and pipes, and further research into existing Historical Preliminary Research into OOs. These investigative efforts are aimed at reducing the designated area on the basis of thorough research.

Finally, at the end of the Risk Analysis, when necessary, advice is provided in regard to what steps need to be taken next. Bodac B.V. works closely with you in this regard in order to ensure that the planned work activities can be executed in the most efficient and economical manner.

 For more information, please contact Marc van Oers: m.vanoers@bodac.nl 


More information?

Contact person: Marc van Oers
Address: Hermalen 7
5481 XX , Schijndel
Telephone: +31623668078
Email: m.vanoers@bodac.nl