This standard covers the competences you need to assess the explosive substances and/or articles for disposal in accordance with approved procedures and practices.
You will be required to demonstrate that you can establish the identity and condition of the explosive substances or articles characterizing accurately the hazards pertaining to the disposal in accordance with approved procedures and practices.
This activity is likely to be undertaken by someone whose work role involves Weapons, Ordnance, Munitions or Explosives work activities. This includes people working as research and development managers, disposal managers and supervisors.
P1 work safely at all times, complying with health and safety, environmental and other relevant regulations, legislation and guidelines
P2 establish the identity and condition of the explosive substances or articles
P3 characterize accurately the hazards pertaining to the disposal
P4 quantify the risks of the disposal
P5 record relevant information in accordance with your organization’s procedures
P6 maintain the requirements of confidentiality at all times
K1 the health, safety and environmental and other statutory legislation, regulations, safe working practices and procedures governing explosives and their implications for your area of work
K2 the relevance of personal protective equipment (PPE)
K3 the nature, characteristics, hazards and risks of the explosive substances and/or articles
K4 the actions to be taken in response to an unplanned event
K5 information sources and documents that might identify the explosive substances and/or articles
K6 how to identify the hazards
K7 how to carry out a risk assessment
K8 any previous results of tests, trials or disposals, and any manufacturer’s, design authority or scientific literature
K9 your organization’s recording procedures
K10 any confidentiality requirements
K11 your own level of authority
K12 when to refer to others for more information or a second opinion
1. Explosive substances and/or articles: immediately identifiable; those which require further investigation
2. Hazards and risks caused by: complexity of the explosive substances or articles; condition of the explosive substances or articles; primary hazards;
3. Information: with access to full information; with access to limited information