SafeLane Global Limited


Unit 2, Phocle Park,
Phocle Green,
Upton Bishop,
Ross on Wye,

Contact Details

Tel: +44 (0) 1594 368 077
Fax: +44 (0) 1594 491 100

Winners Of

  • 2020 International Trade

Established in 1989, SafeLane Global was one of the first private companies involved in mine action in the international arena. From humble origins clearing landmines in post-conflict nations, SafeLane is now an established global operator, both on land and in the marine environment. The company is a proud recipient of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade.
An extraordinary company protecting lives globally 
SafeLane counters explosive threats and security risks on behalf of humanitarian, commercial and governmental clients around the world. For over 30 years, SafeLane has been creating safer spaces for clients and communities, clearing paths through unsafe environments, and breathing new life back into them by identifying and protecting against safety and security risks.
As well as locating, identifying and clearing unexploded devices, the Herefordshire-based firm detects weapons, narcotics and intruders, and protects against the threats of both harm and commercial loss. It also provides training and consultancy services to support the activities of governments, security companies and multinational organisations around the world.
To date, SafeLane has been trusted by more than 10,000 clients including oil, gas, mining and construction companies, and large supranational organisations. It has also completed detection, protection, area clearance and canine projects in more than 60 countries. Clients value the company’s agile and responsive approach, which provides bespoke solutions based on individual requirements.
A typical SafeLane week:
Headquartered in the UK with regional offices in Germany, Mozambique and Afghanistan; SafeLane has a dedicated canine training facility in South Africa and currently employs more than 1,000 field staff and 100 operational detection & protection dogs on four continents. As an end-to-end service provider ready to rapidly deploy, SafeLane can cover entire project lifespans, and works in live and postconflict zones.

In a typical week:
• SafeLane’s explosives detection dogs will search over 16,000 vehicles at entry control points in Afghanistan;
• Its mentors will deliver counter improvised explosive device training and mentoring to over 200 soldiers working for the African Union in Somalia;
• It will remove landmines in the Falkland Islands and destroy over 1,500 explosive devices in Yemen;
• Marine consultants will provide 24/7 chemical
warfare agent monitoring on board vessels around the world;
• Its engineering teams will drill 1,000 metres for water wells;
• It will locate unexploded ordnance on construction sites in Germany and the UK;
• And SafeLane’s dedicated staff will conduct risk education events to protect hundreds of children living in communities contaminated with explosive remnants of war.

These services will be delivered for clients including the British Government overseas, the United Nations, international militaries and thousands of commercial clients in many different sectors around the world.
Announcing the win to his staff, CEO Adam Ainsworth stated: “This award is a direct validation of the professionalism every single member of the extended SafeLane family displays in their roles on a daily basis. Please be rightly proud of this achievement, because the company could not have won it without you.” And when asked about what the win means to the company, Mr. Ainsworth explained: “The Queen’s Awards are a globally unrivalled mark of business excellence. I couldn’t be prouder that SafeLane has been recognised in the category of International Trade. It is a testament to the company’s dedicated employees, loyal suppliers and valued clients.”