6.7 Place orders to the supply of explosive substances and/or articles

Key Role

This standard comprises the following elements:

1 Confirm the fitness for purpose of the explosive substances and/or articles
2 Place an order for 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 people working as procurement supervisors.

Performance Criteria

1 Confirm the fitness for purpose of the 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 confirm the requirement for explosive substances and/or articles
P3 ensure that the choice of supplier meets the explosives technical requirement
P4 ensure that the explosive substance or article meets the explosives technical requirement, balancing any conflicting priorities
P5 ensure that legal requirements have been met
P6 maintain accurate records of your decisions
P7 maintain the requirements of confidentiality at all times

Knowledge and Understanding

1 Confirm the fitness for purpose of the 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 substance and/or article
K4 the actions to be taken in response to an unplanned event
K5 any specific legal requirements
K6 the requirements of technical risk assessment and management for explosives within your area of responsibility
K7 the requirements for packaging, handling, transport and storage
K8 how to identify suitable potential suppliers
K9 the nature of any conflicting priorities and how to deal with these
K10 your organization’s explosives procurement policies, procedures and standards
K11 from whom to seek advice and the nature of their expertise
K12 your level of authority
K13 the required format for recording information

Scope and Range

1 Requirement: time; operating environment; cost
2 Constraints: time; operating environment; cost