11.14 Dispose of explosive substances and/or articles by complex incineration procedures

Key Role

Dispose of explosive substances and/or articles by complex incineration procedures in accordance with approved procedures and practices.

You will be required to demonstrate that you can dispose of explosive substances and/or articles by complex incineration procedures in accordance with the relevant workplace 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.

Performance Criteria

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 the incineration equipment continues to work correctly throughout the task
P5 ensure that any stored energy or substances are released safely and correctly
P6 take suitable precautions to prevent unintended release during the process
P7 segregate and dispose of the process residues and products in accordance with approved procedures
P8 maintain documentation in accordance with organizational procedures

Knowledge and Understanding

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 to be incinerated
K4 the actions to be taken in response to an unplanned event
K5 the disposal procedure(s), and the plan
K6 the safety constraints of incineration
K7 relevant and alternative incineration techniques and procedures
K8 types of equipment relevant to the task and their application, capabilities and limitations
K9 procedures for calibration and authorization of equipment
K10 special designated responsibilities
K11 environmental controls relating to incineration
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 clearance and remedial actions to be taken on completion of the disposal
K18 how to consign residues and other by-products for disposal

Scope and Range

1. Level and extent of responsibility: completing complex tasks yourself;
supervising other competent personnel engaged upon multiple or other interrelated tasks
2. Complexity: of the procedure; the explosive substances and/or articles
3. Types of substances or articles: explosive; other hazardous materiel