The course deals first of all with basic explosives chemistry and properties and progresses through explosion effects to applications in ordnance systems. Read more Read less

The latter part of the course is concerned with the arrangements in place to control the risk from explosives. Lectures are provided on relevant Health and Safety legislation in the UK and the associated regulations. MOD policy, standards and internal regulations, classification, storage, security and conveyance of explosives, range safety and accident reporting and investigation are covered.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 17 - 26 Jan 2022
    • 13 - 22 Jun 2022
  • Duration8 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost£2,800 Concessions available

What you will learn

The course is intended for both civilian and military MOD staff and also for contractors' staff with responsibilities for ordinance, munitions and explosives (OME). However, it should be noted that further personal study will generally be necessary in order to achieve an adequate working knowledge of particular subjects, which may be relevant to the individual course member's job.

Core content

Classroom work is supported by small-scale explosives demonstrations, as well as a comprehensive explosives and pyrotechnic demonstration on the college explosives range and demolition area. General explosives subjects are taught by the academic staff of the DEOS, whilst specialist areas such as policy, legal security and range safety are undertaken by visiting lecturers from MOD and the Defence industry.

This course is designed to relate to the UK MOD competency framework for ordnance and explosives safety at practitioner level and in this regard it should be noted that a written test of assessment of the student's competence is applicable, where required by the client. Failure of the competency test will result in issue of an ATTENDANCE ONLY CERTIFICATE, which will be sent direct to the student's supervisor for further action. 

A pass mark obtained with this list will merit a SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION CERTIFICATE.

Who should attend

The course is intended for both civilian and military MOD staff and also for contractors' staff with responsibilities for OME. However, it should be noted that further personal study will generally be necessary in order to achieve an adequate working knowledge of particular subjects, which may be relevant to the individual course member's job.

Concessions

A limited number of MOD sponsored places are available.

Location and travel

 

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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