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Control measure
Substance identification: Explosive materials

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Gather information and recognise symbols, labels and other markings to identify explosive materials

Understand:

  • Classification of explosive materials
  • Signage identifying explosive materials in the transport environment
  • The information that may be gathered from a vehicle or crafts crew, when explosives are being transported
  • Liaison protocols with military personnel to determine the carriage of explosive materials in unmarked transport
  • Signage identifying sites where explosive materials may be stored
  • Labelling and packaging of explosive substances
  • Recognition features of homemade explosives and CBRNe materials
  • The use of specialist advice to identify homemade explosives and CBRNe materials

Refer to – Substance identification – Hazardous materials training specification

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Gather information and recognise symbols, labels and other markings to identify explosive materials

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use signs, labels and markings to identify the presence of explosive materials
  • Access and interpret explosive materials information from various sources
  • Identify the location and physical state of explosive materials and where appropriate use detection equipment
  • Identify involvement of explosive materials in fire

Refer to – Substance identification – Hazardous materials training specification