This standard covers the competences you need to contribute to the identification of the requirement and specification for explosive substances and/or articles in accordance with approved procedures and practices.
You will be required to demonstrate that you can maintain the currency of databases relating to explosive substances and/or articles, identifying inconsistencies or anomalies in the information, and resolve them to the customer’s satisfaction 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 procurement supervisors.
P1 work safely at all times, complying with health and safety, environmental and other relevant regulations, legislation and guidelines
P2 maintain the currency of databases relating to explosive substances and/or articles
P3 identify inconsistencies or anomalies in the information, and resolve them to the customer’s satisfaction
P4 provide current information for the explosives requirements and specifications
P5 build the feedback from the appropriate specialists, into the technical requirement and specification
P6 record changes agreed with the customer and/or stakeholder in accordance with your organization’s procedures
P7 compile and submit the requirement and specification business cases through the appropriate channels, within the timescale
P8 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 substance and/or article
K4 the actions to be taken in response to an unplanned event
K5 the requirements of technical risk assessment and management for explosives, within your area of responsibility
K6 your organization’s explosives procurement policies and procedures
K7 your customer’s and stakeholders’ current and likely future requirements
K8 the characteristics of the explosive substances and/or articles being procured, and their associated hazards
K9 the information needed to draw up the technical requirement and specification
K10 the nature of any constraints
K11 from whom to seek advice and the nature of their expertise
K12 the requirements for packaging, handling, transport and storage
1 Information on: the requirement; the specification