Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives (OME) (Intermediate) - WOMEI - 21 - 30 Jan 2013
This course is designed for those responsible for managing activities involving Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives (OME) in a defence environment. The course is intended for both civilian and military MOD staff and also for contractors' staff with responsibilities for WOME. 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.
The aim of this course is to outline the areas of knowledge they need to be familiar with, in order to begin to discharge their duties with respect to OME. It provides an overview of both the nature and properties of OME, and the regulatory controls which are applied in Defence, to ensure that they do not present an intolerable risk to employees and the public.
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The course deals first of all with basic explosives chemistry and properties and progresses through explosion effects to applications in ordnance systems. 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. Classroom work is supported by small-scale explosives demonstrations as well as a comprehensive explosives and pyrotechnic demonstration on the college explosives range and pyrotechnic display on the college explosives research and demolition area. General explosives subjects are taught by the academic staff of the DE&S whilst specialist areas such as policy, legal security and range safety may be undertaken by visiting lecturers from the MOD and the Defence Industry.