6.8 Manage the contract for the supply of explosive substances and/or articles

Key Role

This standard comprises the following elements:

1 Monitor the performance of suppliers of explosive substances and/or articles.
2 Manage relationships with suppliers of 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 managers.

Performance Criteria

1 Monitor the performance of suppliers of 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 develop a monitoring plan to ensure compliance with the contract
P3 implement correctly the agreed monitoring plan and compliance monitoring systems
P4 resolve or report promptly any instances of non-compliance with the contract
P5 identify actual or potential improvements in supplier performance and communicate these promptly to the supplier
P6 give early indication to the supplier and your customers of any foreseeable changes or problems to enable effective planning to take place
P7 refer any problems beyond your level of authority to the appropriate person
P8 maintain accurate records of agreements and changes in accordance with your organization’s requirements
P9 maintain the requirements of confidentiality at all times

Knowledge and Understanding

1 Monitor the performance of suppliers of 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 the requirements of technical risk assessment and management for explosives
K6 the terms of the contract and any known factors likely to affect it
K7 your organization’s explosives procurement policies, procedures and standards
K8 the supplier’s structure, organization, objectives, culture and values
K9 the roles and responsibilities of others in the contract
K10 the information needed to monitor the contract
K11 appropriate methods of monitoring the contract
K12 the actions that may be appropriate in the event of problems, shortcomings or non-compliance
K13 the requirements for packaging, handling, storage and transport
K14 your level of authority
K15 the required format for recording agreements and changes

Scope and Range

1 Performance: quantity; quality; time; cost
2 Supplier: new; existing