Kendall Bros(Portsmouth) Ltd, a UK based aggregate business, are the latest company to join the National Explosive Safety Scheme (NESS). The schemeestablishedby leading Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) company Ramora UK,provides members guaranteed levels of support and response to any explosive related incident.
Through NESS, Kendall Bros (Portsmouth) Ltd have access to Ramora UK’s 24/7 Emergency Response Helplinealong with EOD response to discoveries of munitions within marine aggregates landed at their Portsmouth wharf.
Kendall Bros (Portsmouth) Ltdoperatesmarine aggregate wharfs at a number of sites along the south coast and have experienced numerous incidents where UXO has been discovered. Historically these incidents have been dealt with by Police and Military EOD teams but response is now entirely handled by the Ramora UK EOD response teams without the need to evacuate the site or deploy Police resources.As a long standing clientofRamora UK, Kendall Bros (Portsmouth) Ltd recognise the importance of improving safety for both personnel and assets by reducing the risks posed by UXO.
The NESS scheme provides reactive services, 24/7 support and guidance on procedures and best practice, whichcan be aligned withindustry best practice to complement existing protocols.David Welch FCMI, MIExpE, MIABTI,Ramora UK’s Managing Director, commented: “We are delighted to continue our work with Kendall Bros (Portsmouth) Ltd and for them to become a member of NESS. Through NESS Ramora UK are able to continually improve explosive awareness and provide companies like Kendall Bros (Portsmouth) Ltd with the necessary services to avoid commercial loss or disruption.” Richard Kendall, Kendall Bros (Portsmouth) Ltd’s Managing Director, commented: “We have had a long relationship with Ramora UK and have always found them to be a professionally run and dependable organisation,providing us with a service which is second to none.”