This standard covers the competences you need to identify and analyse the factors applicable to the explosive article design specification in accordance with approved procedures and practices.
You will be required to demonstrate that you can confirm your understanding of the design requirements and show clearly where the analysis suggests the need for further investigation 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 design managers, development managers and researchers.
P1 work safely at all times, complying with health and safety, environmental and other relevant regulations, legislation and guidelines
P2 confirm your understanding of the design requirements
P3 decide, prioritize and document the factors that will affect the design specification, using appropriate methods of analysis, supported by relevant evidence
P4 prepare and present recommendations for any further investigation and analysis in the correct format
P5 show clearly where the analysis suggests the need for further investigation
P6 maintain the requirements of confidentiality at all times
K1 the health, safety and environmental and other statutory legislation, regulations and 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 the required functioning of the explosive substance or article
K6 the requirements of the explosive article design specification
K7 the appropriateness of analytical methods and techniques, and their impact on the design
K8 information sources and document systems
K9 current thinking within your own area of specialism
K10 communication techniques
K11 reporting lines
K12 your own level of authority, and that of others you work with
K13 the requirements of confidentiality
1. Input: from within own specialism; from outside own specialism
2. Information sources: informal; internal reports; external publications