This standard covers the competences you need to supervise the placing of explosive substances and/or articles into storage in accordance with approved procedures and practices.
You will be required to demonstrate that you can confirm that the location and conditions are appropriate for the storage of explosive substances and/or articles, resolving any problems within your level of authority in placing explosive substances and/or articles in the right locations 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 those working as manufacturing, maintenance, storage, transport and disposal supervisors.
P1 work safely at all times, complying with health and safety, environmental and other relevant regulations, legislation and guidelines
P2 confirm that the location and conditions are appropriate for the storage of explosive substances and/or articles
P3 co-ordinate alternative suitable storage locations when required
P4 allocate and brief appropriate staff
P5 manage the allocation of handling equipment to meet all tasking requirements
P6 resolve any problems within your level of authority in placing explosive substances and/or articles in the right locations
P7 ensure that all documentation is correctly completed
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 your organization’s security requirements
K6 how to assess the storage needs and any environmental conditions required
K7 the rules governing mixing hazard divisions, compatibility groups
K8 the staff and resource requirements of the task and the information they need to perform effectively
K9 how to implement contingency plans
K10 how to give and receive constructive feedback
K11 your level of authority
K12 when and from whom to seek advice or assistance
K13 how to run stock receipt, recording and controlling systems
1. Storage requirements: compatibility of explosive substances and/or articles; security