1.4 Gather and interpret the information on explosive substances and/or articles

Key Role
Research Design & Development

This standard comprises the following elements:

1. Gather information from identified sources on explosive substances and/or articles.
2. Interpret and present the information on explosive substances and/or articles.

This activity is likely to be undertaken by someone whose work role involves Weapons, Ordnance, Munitions or Explosives work activities. This includes individuals working as research leaders, design managers and development managers.

Performance Criteria

1. Gather information from identified sources on 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 identify the type and range of information to be examined, in line with the
research specification
P3 identify the sources that can provide the necessary information
P4 explain clearly the purpose of the enquiry to potential providers of information whilst maintaining confidentiality
P5 identify and follow the procedures when accessing information
P6 identify any obstacles to the collection of information and take steps to deal with them
P7 ensure that the information you gather is accurate and up to date
P8 record the information and its source

Knowledge and Understanding

1. Gather information from identified sources on 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 organization’s operational policies and objectives
K6 the different types of information and how to access them
K7 techniques for accessing, interrogating and validating information
K8 the nature and extent of the research specification
K9 the ethical and legal issues about the use of information
K10 your own level of authority and that of others with whom you work
K11 the requirements of confidentiality

Scope and Range

1. Information sources: databases; from formal sources outside your own
organisation; published sources
2. Obstacles: when information is not readily available; confidentiality
3. Additional information: from sources already interrogated; from new sources
4. Presentations: within your team; to other colleagues beyond your own
team; written reports; group presentations
5. Information analysis techniques: quantitative; qualitative