8.4 Load the vehicles with explosive substances and articles

Key Role

This standard comprises the following elements:

Prepare the vehicle for loading.
Load the vehicle.

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 transport and general explosives operators.

Performance Criteria

1.Prepare the vehicle for loading
P1 work safely at all times, complying with health and safety, environmental and other relevant regulations, legislation and guidelines
P2 ensure that you have the correct transport documentation
P3 ensure the vehicle is ready to receive the load
P4 identify and address any special requirements for loading
P5 ensure that the correct safety equipment is available and that it is fit for purpose
P6 ensure that the loading area is suitable and safe
P7 ensure that the vehicle is in a suitable position for loading
P8 identify any problems with the loading and take appropriate action

Knowledge and Understanding

1.Prepare the vehicle for loading
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 actions to be taken in response to an unplanned event
K4 the requirements of transport documentation
K5 how to prepare different vehicles for different types of load
K6 the potential special requirements for loading
K7 the special safety equipment needed
K8 how vehicles should be positioned for loading

Scope and Range

1 Explosive loads: type of explosive; quantity
2 Loading: complete; partial; sequential
3 Explosive loads: type of explosive; quantity
4 Restraints for explosive loads: unitised; loose
5 Loading: complete; partial; sequential