4.1 Develop and update explosives standard operating procedure/s

Key Role

This standard comprises the following elements:

1. Draft explosives procedure/s.
2. Obtain approval for new or amended procedure/s.

This activity is likely to be undertaken by someone whose work role involves Weapons, Ordnance, Munitions or Explosives work activities. This includes those working as manufacturing, maintenance and storage managers.

Performance Criteria

1. Draft explosives procedure/s
P1 work safely at all times, complying with health and safety, environmental and other relevant regulations, legislation and guidelines
P2 confirm that you have accurate details concerning the process specification for which the procedures are being drafted
P3 assess the suitability of existing process methods
P4 set quality, quantity, cost and time objectives that are likely to be met by any new and/or changed procedure/s
P5 identify the resources that are necessary for the procedure/s
P6 select appropriate operations to implement the process methods for the procedure/s
P7 ensure that all relevant health, safety and environmental considerations are covered
P8 confirm the fitness for purpose of the procedure by ensuring that appropriate evaluation and testing have been carried out
P9 record the draft process method accurately and clearly
P10 consult relevant personnel and build their feedback into your draft
P11 develop a safe system of work for any new and/or changed procedure
P12 maintain the requirements of confidentiality at all times

Knowledge and Understanding

1. Draft explosives procedure/s
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 substance and/or article
K4 the actions to be taken in response to an unplanned event
K5 work area hazards
K6 the process objectives
K7 your organization’s structure and who needs to be consulted
K8 the advantages and disadvantages of the potential process methods
K9 the criteria against which you will select the most appropriate process method
K10 how to identify the resources needed for the procedure
K11 your organization’s drafting procedures
K12 the importance of consulting the relevant people
K13 the importance of covering all health, safety and environmental considerations
K14 the requirements and importance of the testing and evaluation processes
K15 problem solving techniques
K16 whom to contact in the case of problems beyond your responsibility or capability
K17 the requirements of confidentiality

Scope and Range

1. Procedures: new procedures; modifications to existing procedures
2. Personnel: team members; colleagues beyond your team
3. Presenting recommendations: in writing; verbally