Mine Action - Landmine Clearance and Detection
BACTEC is an established major, post conflict and Mine Action Company, undertaking post conflict landmine clearance and providing landmine detection services for overseas and UK governments, the UN, EC, international oil/gas and construction companies; also working with local and national organisations and companies.
BACTEC has been directly involved in the the detection & clearance of more than 500,000 landmines and thousands of tons of unexploded ordnance (UXO). The Company has cleared or verified as ordnance free in excess of 17,000,000 square metres of previously ordnance contaminated or suspect land in over 40 countries.
It is BACTEC's policy to involve the local community and personnel wherever possible in the detection of landmines and landmine clearance projects. This has the benefit of providing employment for local staff and securing the political will of the local authorities and additionally establishes the nucleus for local landmine clearance programs. BACTEC provides appropriate landmine clearance and EOD training for both administrative and field staff in accordance with International Mine Action Standards (IMAS).
BACTEC also provides Mine Risk Education, either as a community based liaison project or as part of an overall landmine clearance program.
For each project, BACTEC is able to deploy the following assets on a case by case basis:
- Landmine Detection
- Full project management support
- Manual Clearance Teams (MCT)
- Mine Detection Dog teams (MDD)
- Mechanical systems (MECH)
All operations are carried out in accordance with:
- International Mine Action Standards (IMAS)
- Country specific Technical and Safety Guidelines (TSG)
- BACTEC Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs)
- Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA)