This competency applies to the individual who is required to establish and operate an explosive ordnance field storage site to support an operational or training deployment.
The unit requires the individual to establish the site maintaining all explosive safety and work health and safety (WHS) requirements, to operate the site in support of the organisation and to maintain all relevant documentation.
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Establish an explosive ordnance field storage site
1.1 Applicable legislative, WH&S and organisationalrequirements relevant to the storage of explosive ordnance in a field environment, are verified and complied with throughout work activity
1.2 Explosive ordnance field storage site layout is confirmed and established in accordance with the plan and organisational requirements
1.3 Safety requirements are identified and applied in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements
1.4 Security requirements are identified and applied in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements
2. Operate an explosive ordnance field storage site
2.1 Explosive ordnance is issued and received in accordance with demand and organisational requirements
2.2 Consumption rates are monitored and reported in accordance with organisational requirements
2.3 Forecasts are identified and reported in accordance with organisational requirements
2.4 Net explosive quantities and compatibility are identified, calculated, analysed and applied throughout the operation
2.5 Lifing policies are confirmed and applied
3. Maintain documentation
3.1 Explosive ordnance reclassification messages are actioned in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements
3.2 Explosive ordnance records are maintained in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements
This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.
analyse and evaluate information
apply emergency procedures
apply safety procedures
apply security procedures
calculate and apply net explosive quantity
identify and apply compatibility
prepare and present reports
use appropriate information technology and software
application of explosive ordinance lifing policy, instructions and procedures
application of licensing requirements for field storage
application of quantity distances for field storage
codes of practice
explosive ordnance field storage principles
explosive ordnance reclassification message procedures
net explosive quantity
organisational guidelines and standards
Restricted -in-Use, Local and General Red Card and Black List procedures
workplace safety in regard to storage of explosive ordnance
written communication to a level required in the preparation of reports
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:
establish an explosive ordnance field storage site
operate that site
maintain the relevant records
Consistency in performance
Competency should be demonstrated over time in a variety of field environments or in simulated environments.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Context of assessment
Competency should be assessed in an actual or simulated activity.
Specific resources for assessment
Access is required to:
field storage areas
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.
Legislative requirements may include:
Duty of care
Explosive and dangerous goods codes
Legislation from all levels of government that affect organisational operations
Relevant industry codes of practice
WHS requirements may include:
Commonwealth, state/territory legislation and regulations, organisational safety policies and procedures
Firefighting organisation and equipment
First aid equipment
Hazard and risk control and elimination
Manual handling including lifting and carrying
Systems covering hazardous materials and substances
Use of personal protective equipment and clothing
Organisational requirements may include:
Equipment use, maintenance and storage
Legal, organisational and site guidelines, policies and procedures relating to own role and responsibility
Quality and continuous improvement processes and standards
Recording and reporting
Explosive ordnance includes:
All munitions containing explosives, nuclear fission or fusion materials and biological and chemical agents such as bombs and warheads; guided and ballistic missiles; artillery, mortar, rocket and small arms ammunition; all mines, torpedoes and depth charges; demolition charges; pyrotechnics; clusters and dispensers; cartridge and propellant actuated devices; electro explosive devices; clandestine and other improvised explosive devices; and all similar or related items or components explosive in nature
Safety requirements may include:
Appropriate fire protection
Appropriate lightening and other weather protection
Field storage principles
Security requirements may include:
Barbed wire enclosures
This unit contains employability skills.