Risk Assessment for Explosives - EOERAE

Technology School
2.5 days

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About this course

This course highlights the particular hazards and risks that are encountered with explosives and links them to tolerability and societal acceptance of risks.  You will gain the knowledge and understanding to recognise the applicability of various risk assessment methods and judge the appropriateness of tolerability and ALARP as applied to accidents involving explosives.

What you will learn

You will learn/develop
  • relationship between risk and hazard and the public perception of risk
  • quantity distance relationships
  • qualitative and quantitative risk assessment methods
  • models for effect on the human
  • failure tree and failure modes effects analysis
  • safety cases, HAZOPs and lines of defence
  • consequence analysis
  • protocols for small scale work
  • discussion groups for assessment exercise

How will this course help my career?

On successful completion of the module you will have the skills to be able to compose a simple qualitative risk assessment involving the hazards from explosives and create an instructive article analysing an aspect of risk assessment as applied to explosives.

Before you attend

Suitable for you if you have a HNC/degree in science or engineering or you have suitable experience.

If you are seeking a Ministry of Defence (MOD) funded place, you will need to demonstrate in your application that there is a clear business need to undertake the course. 

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
For those involved with research, design, manufacture or procurement of munitions who wish for a greater depth of knowledge of risk assessment for such systems.

How will I learn?


How will you be assessed?

Integrated Coursework 100% 

This accredited short course, which is taught at MSc standard, is one of the modules that comprise the MSc in Explosive Ordnance Engineering.