Collective Awareness to Unexploded Ordnance (CAT-UXO) aims to bring together the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) community in order to collate information and awareness on UXO and explosive hazards currently distributed throughout the world. By gathering this knowledge via social media and allowing access by technical personnel (including EOD operators, Military, Police, NGOs, divers, dog handlers, medics and mine risk managers) individuals worldwide can utilise the experience of others to prevent further injury and death. Together our knowledge saves lives.
The information contained within this Explosive Hazard database is obtained from varying open source information and individuals. The information is no way exhaustive or considered fully accurate and therefore qualified EOD trained persons should always adhere to authorised employers Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) when working with explosive hazards.
It’s ultimate aim is to provide general explosive hazard information to organisations and individuals working in the vicinity of areas affected by explosive hazards in order to minimise the further risk of accidents. This explosive hazard database is not designed to teach people how to work with landmines, UXO, ERW or other explosive hazards and does not teach or endorse EOD practices.
Proximity to hazards is always dangerous and should be avoided. Only trained specialists/technicians should seek out or handle explosive hazards. CAT-UXO and other contributing organisations/individuals to this explosive database shall not be held responsible for any accident or incident to personnel or damage to property that may be caused as a result of individuals accessing this information.