Manual demining

Manual demining is meticulous work. Contaminated land is divided up into grid squares, and checked metre by metre using a metal detector or ground-penetrating radar, and a variety of excavation tools. Depending on the terrain, an individual deminer may clear between 10 to 50 square metres a day.

Once a mine has been detected and identified it is destroyed.

While this method of demining may be slow, the rigour and precision required ensures that, when we hand over land, we can be absolutely sure that it is free of mines. Our methodology is effective in a variety of terrains from the mountains of Colombia or the beaches of Sri Lanka to the deserts of Angola and the rainforests of Cambodia.