This standard covers the competences you need to dispose of explosive substances and/or articles by non-complex biological breakdown procedures in accordance with approved procedures and practices.
You will be required to demonstrate that you can ensure that you, and those under your control, carry out the disposal procedure and the plan correctly, checking that all preparatory work and all safety precautions have been carried out in accordance with approved procedures.
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 disposal managers.
P1 work safely at all times, complying with health and safety, environmental and other relevant regulations, legislation and guidelines
P2 ensure that you and those under your control carry out the disposal procedure and the plan correctly
P3 check that all preparatory work and all safety precautions have been carried out
P4 ensure that any substances are released safely and correctly
P5 process the required substances using approved equipment, organisms and enzymes and/or techniques in accordance with procedures
P6 take suitable precautions to prevent unintended release during the process
P7 segregate and dispose of the process residue and products in accordance with approved procedures
P8 maintain documentation in accordance with organizational procedures
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 PPE and COSHH
K3 the nature, characteristics, hazards and risks of the explosive substances and/or articles to be broken down
K4 the actions to be taken in response to an unplanned event
K5 the disposal procedure and the plan
K6 the safety constraints of biological breakdown
K7 relevant and alternative breakdown techniques and procedures
K8 types of breakdown equipment or organisms and enzymes and their application, capabilities and limitations
K9 procedures for calibration and authorization of equipment
K10 special designated responsibilities
K11 environmental controls relating to breakdown
K12 the reporting documentation to be used
K13 the customer’s objectives and needs
K14 the competences of the personnel involved
K15 reporting lines and procedures
K16 your own level of authority and of those with whom you work
K17 how to consign residues and other products for disposal
K18 clearance and remedial actions to be taken on completion of the disposal
1. Level and extent of responsibility: completing non-complex tasks yourself; supervising other competent personnel engaged in completing non-complex tasks.
2. Types of substances: explosive; other hazardous substances.