Visual explosive ordnance clearance

Visual explosive ordnance clearance involves walking across the entire clearance site and inspecting the terrain for any explosive ordnance lying on or projecting above the surface. Generally speaking, visual explosive ordnance clearance is performed without deployment of active or passive sensors.

However, if dense vegetation prevents visual inspection, it may be necessary to use sensors. It is also essential to check the vegetation itself to ensure that no ordnance is entangled in the foliage. Once identified, explosive ordnance that can be handled is recovered.
Inspection of slopes should be performed uphill.

Visual explosive ordnance clearance is not the same as ordnance disposal.

All procedures must comply with the provisions of the BGI 833 safety guidelines.