Determine the properties of explosives

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Self Assessment Survey
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Plan for explosive testing

1.1 Identify and confirm type of explosive and required test or analysis.

1.2 Identify nature and type of effects or properties to be determined.

1.3 Investigate and select appropriate methods of measuring and recording the desired effects or properties.

1.4 Investigate and select appropriate firing or initiation techniques and methods.

1.5 Prepare and review the test plan.

2. Prepare for explosive testing

2.1 Test and validate models, simulation and/or prototypes.

2.2 Incorporate modifications or alterations into the testing processes based on validation results.

2.3 Arrange building or purchase of necessary equipment given project constraints and available skills and materials.

2.4 Develop experimental designs in liaison with other staff.

2.5 Assemble, set up and calibrate apparatus.

2.6 Perform routine standardisation procedures prior to the test, and record results.

3. Perform explosive test

3.1 Test instrumentation required for data collection for functionality.

3.2 Prepare and test explosive initiation or firing mechanisms.

4. Recover equipment and validate results

4.1 Recover measurement and recording equipment and extract required data.

4.2 Analyse data for anomalies and ‘out of control’ conditions and accept or reject.

4.3 Assess data for validity against required information, known previous test results and/or relevant reference materials.

4.4 Record test procedures and, if necessary, recommend modifications to test procedures.

4.5 Determine properties and or effects from data and measurements collected.