This competency normally applies to the individual who is required to dispose of non-explosive dangerous goods using authorised disposal methods, including destruction and burning.
Where disposal is by destruction or burning a licensed range is used.
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Prepare for disposal
1.1 Requirement for disposal of non-explosive dangerous goods is identified from work requests/instructions and confirmed
1.2 Work health and safety requirements including those contained in organisational procedures, are applied throughout the disposal operation
1.3 Non-explosive dangerous goods to be disposed of and disposal method are confirmed in accordance with organisational policy and legislative requirements
1.4 Documentation and instructions are developed in accordance with statutory, organisational requirements and Range Standing Orders
1.5 Liaison and notification of parties affected by the disposal is undertaken in accordance with organisational policy and procedures and Range Standing Orders
1.6 Disposal preparation is completed in accordance with organisational policy and procedures, Range Standing Orders and legislative requirements
2. Dispose of non-explosive dangerous goods
2.1 Non-explosive dangerous goods and disposal means are prepared and tested in accordance with organisational policy and Range Standing Orders
2.2 Non-explosive dangerous goods are disposed of/destroyed
2.3 Emergency and contingency procedures are applied in accordance with organisational policy and Range Standing Orders
2.4 Residue is inspected to ensure all items have been disposed of/destroyed in accordance with organisational policy, Range Standing Orders and legislative requirements
3. Finalise the destruction process
3.1 Site/equipment is maintained and/or refurbished in accordance with organisational policy and procedures, and Range Standing Orders
3.2 Documentation and records are maintained in accordance with statutory, organisational requirements and Range Standing Orders
This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.
apply operational safety
conduct site preparation and refurbishment
dispose of non-explosive dangerous goods
inspect the residue
read, access, interpret and apply technical instructions related to the disposal of non-explosive dangerous goods
characteristics and limitations of non-explosive dangerous goods to be disposed
disposal procedures and requirements
emergency and contingency procedures
site preparation and refurbishment requirements
relevant testing procedures
The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
Assessment must confirm the ability to:
adhere to operational safety requirements, including risk analysis
prepare instructions and documentation
prepare for disposal
dispose of non-explosive goods
apply emergency and contingency procedures
Assessment must also confirm that disposal is performed in a manner that maximises individual safety and the safety of others.
Consistency in performance
Competency should be demonstrated in a range of actual or simulated explosive ordnance contexts.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Context of assessment
Competency should be assessed in the workplace or under conditions which accurately simulate a realistic workplace in accordance with all relevant legislation and organisational requirements.
Specific resources for assessment
Access is required to:
facilities and resources used in the packaging, storage, distribution and maintenance of explosive ordnance, including a licensed explosive site and may require access to a licensed range
Method of assessment
This unit may be assessed with the following unit:
DEFEO101D Work safely with explosive ordnance.
In a public safety environment assessment is usually conducted via direct observation in a training environment or in the workplace via subject matter supervision and/or mentoring, which is typically recorded in a competency workbook.
Assessment is completed using appropriately qualified assessors who select the most appropriate method of assessment.
Assessment may occur in an operational environment or in an industry-approved simulated work environment. Forms of assessment that are typically used include:
interviewing the candidate
journals and workplace documentation
third party reports from supervisors
written or oral questions
The Range Statement relates to the Unit of Competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.
Non-explosive dangerous goods may include:
Items in common use by Defence that are dangerous goods from Classes 2-9
Organisation may include:
Enterprises that work with explosive ordnance
Other government departments or instrumentalities that work with explosive ordnance
Disposal methods may include:
Documentation and instructions to be developed may include:
Tests may include:
Continuity tests on electric detonators
Continuity tests on firing cables
Discontinuity tests on firing cables
Resistance tests on firing cables
This unit contains employability skills.