This standard covers the competences you need to maintain the quality of explosive substances and/or articles in storage in accordance with approved procedures and practices.
You will be required to demonstrate that you can maintain the system to record that storage conditions fully meet the requirements, taking prompt and appropriate action to maintain the quality of explosive substances and/or articles in storage 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 those working as storage operators.
P1 work safely at all times, complying with health and safety, environmental and other relevant regulations, legislation and guidelines
P2 check that the correct storage conditions are maintained at all times
P3 maintain the system to record that storage conditions fully meet the requirements
P4 take prompt appropriate action to maintain the quality of explosive substances and/or articles in storage
P5 report any shortfalls and excursions outside the required standards to the relevant authority
P6 take appropriate action in accordance with organizational procedures in the case of suspect explosive substances and/or articles pending further investigation
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 actions to be taken in response to an unplanned event
K4 your organization’s security procedures
K5 the importance of monitoring and maintaining storage conditions
K6 how to maintain records to ensure full compliance with required storage conditions
K7 the operation and user maintenance of associated environmental recording equipment
K8 the items in storage and their optimum storage conditions and constraints
K9 sources of information
K10 how to maintain the right storage conditions
K11 how to recognize signs of damage or deterioration
K12 the action to take in the event of deterioration of the item or of storage conditions
1. Storage requirements: compatibility of explosive substances and/or articles;
2. Storage: environmental control systems; storage systems
3. Items: in good order; suspect or damaged