This standard covers the competences you need to carry out pre-disposal tasks for explosive substances and/or articles in accordance with approved procedures and practices.
You will be required to demonstrate that you can confirm the availability and suitability of the equipment, consumables and services needed to complete the task ensuring that any necessary tests of the equipment have been carried out correctly 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 disposal managers and supervisors.
P1 work safely at all times, complying with health and safety, environmental and other relevant regulations, legislation and guidelines
P2 allocate responsibilities appropriately
P3 confirm the availability and suitability of the equipment, consumables and services needed to complete the task
P4 ensure that any necessary tests of the equipment have been carried out correctly
P5 check that the work environment is suitable for the disposal task
P6 ensure that any necessary logistic arrangements are in place, in accordance with your organization’s procedures and the disposal plan
P7 confirm the fitness for purpose of the disposal plan, and make any necessary amendments in the light of changes required, within your level of authority
P8 obtain approval or authorization for any necessary changes to the plan beyond your level of authority
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
K4 the actions to be taken in response to an unplanned event
K5 the disposal objectives
K6 the disposal plan and its limitations
K7 the date, time and location of the disposal
K8 the way in which the disposal plan may need to be changed and the process for doing so
K9 the competences of team members
K10 the equipment, consumables and services needed to complete the task
K11 your level of authority
1. Resources: people; equipment; consumables; services
2. Disposal plan: where no changes are needed; where significant changes are needed (where referral to management is needed); where minor changes are needed (where changes may be made within the agreed level of authority).