1.12 Contribute to carrying out investigations and analysing the information collected on explosive substances and/or articles

Key Role
Research Design & Development

This standard comprises the following elements:

1. Contribute to investigations into explosive substances and/or articles.
2. Contribute to analysing research information on explosive substancesand/or articles.

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 researchers, designers and developers.

Performance Criteria

1. Contribute to investigations into explosive substances and/or articles
P1 work safely at all times, complying with health and safety, environmental and other relevant regulations, legislation and guidelines
P2 follow the research plan
P3 collaborate as a team member
P4 use all methods, techniques and apparatus in line with the procedures
P5 document and report all unexpected outcomes or incidents, as they occur
P6 pay attention to hazards and risks arising from the investigation
P7 report any delays, problems, hazards and risks experienced to your manager
P8 document the details of the investigation and its outcomes in the required format
P9 maintain the requirements of confidentiality at all times

Knowledge and Understanding

1. Contribute to investigations into explosive substances and/or articles
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 your team’s objectives
K6 the requirements of the research plan
K7 the roles of those involved in the project
K8 the availability and serviceability of equipment
K9 the consequences of equipment or service failure
K10 the deadline for each research task
K11 problem solving techniques
K12 the courses of action to minimize risks or hazards
K13 your own level of authority and that of others with whom you work
K14 reporting lines
K15 the requirements of confidentiality explosive substances and/or articles

Scope and Range

1. Scope of the investigation: individually; collaboratively with team members
2. Analytical techniques: manual calculations; using a computer; graphically; tabular
3. Reporting results: in writing; verbally