1.22 Evaluate explosive articles design options

Key Role
Research Design & Development

This standard covers the competences you need to evaluate design options for explosive articles in accordance with approved procedures and practices.

You will be required to demonstrate that you can evaluate and prioritize design options, against the specification. Recommending the most appropriate design option and detailing the supporting evidence 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 design managers, development managers and researchers.

Performance Criteria

P1 work safely at all times, complying with health and safety, environmental and other relevant regulations, legislation and guidelines
P2 confirm and agree your understanding of the design requirements and identified factors
P3 evaluate and prioritize design options, against the specification
P4 recommend the most appropriate design option, detailing supporting evidence
P5 confirm that the costings and timescale for the most appropriate design option are in accordance with the specification
P6 prepare recommendations for any further investigation and analysis
P7 present the evaluation in the correct format
P8 maintain the requirements of confidentiality at all times

Knowledge and Understanding

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 the required functioning of the explosive substance or article
K6 current thinking and policies for the design of explosive articles
K7 the requirements of the structure and content of the design specification, and the factors that may impact on the design
K8 evaluation techniques
K9 communication techniques
K10 reporting lines
K11 your own level of authority, and that of others you work with
K12 the requirements of confidentiality

Scope and Range

1 Level and extent of responsibility: removal of the lowest sub-assembly and
routine testing; carrying out routine removal tasks on complex systems under
the supervisor’s direction
2 Types of removal procedures and activities: non-critical routine removal of
explosive articles; critical routine removal where sign-off by a supervisor is