12.1 Plan munition clearance operations and programmes

Key Role
Search & Clearance

This standard covers the competences you need to plan munition clearance and search operations and programmes in accordance with approved procedures and practices.

You will be required to demonstrate that you can obtain and verify the information needed to develop the plan, liaising with and brief effectively relevant colleagues, agencies and other interested parties 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 people working as munition clearance managers.

Performance Criteria

P1 work safely at all times, complying with relevant health and safety, environmental and other regulations, legislation and guidelines
P2 obtain and verify the information needed to develop the plan
P3 liaise with and brief effectively relevant colleagues, agencies and other interested parties
P4 identify objectively the potential risks and the consequences of non-action in accordance with organizational requirements
P5 challenge or confirm the mission or objectives
P6 establish what resources you have and what you need
P7 establish the nature of the contributions of other agencies
P8 review all practical options and select the optimum course of action for the circumstances
P9 identify from the plan and source suitable resources to be allocated
P10 calculate realistically the time span required to complete the operation or programme
P11 prioritize your resources to meet your objectives
P12 revise and communicate your plan and risk assessment, incorporating consultees’ feedback
P13 keep accurate and up-to-date records in the appropriate format

Knowledge and Understanding

K1 the health, safety and environmental and other statutory legislation, regulations and safe working practices and procedures 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 the overall strategy, your mission and objectives
K5 a comprehensive appreciation of the risks and who may be affected by your plan
K6 the potential impact of changing operational priorities and tempos
K7 the importance of the sustainability of the operation or programme
K8 the role, capabilities, modus operandi and limitations of interested parties and agencies
K9 operational requirements and organizational procedures

Scope and Range

Immediate response to an incident; planned response to a request
Benign environments; hazardous environments
Resources: human; equipment; time