Work in the explosives sector can, by its very nature, be hazardous, and the consequences of a related incident can be severe. The best way to mitigate this danger is with a well-trained workforce who understand the hazards and how best to manage them. To achieve this, it is incumbent upon organisations to ensure their employees are conversant, and readily comply with the many and varied statutory regulations governing their daily activity.

The regulations, which cover both civilian and military applications, require personnel working in the explosive sector to demonstrate competency through training. WCTS has a wealth of knowledge in the area of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Explosive Substances and Articles (ESA); WCTS can provide advice, guidance and assistance across a range of explosive safety and management, including storage, transportation, handling processes, operating procedures and safe disposal training.

Our instructors have been trained by the British Army to the highest standards of ammunition safety, transport, management and disposal, and have applied their expertise within the UK, on operations and in post-conflict arenas across the globe. This expertise has been recognised by the UK government, which awarded WCTS, as sole provider, the contract to provide Level 2 Explosive Substances and Articles training to the Government Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL).

The Requirement

WCTS offers explosive safety and management advisory services to help in identifying the counter-threat needs of the customer. Recommendations as the result of this needs analysis may include modular, adaptive training targeted to the customer’s counter-threat requirements; or counter-threat solution assistance on a consultative basis.

Knowledge Areas

Dependent upon the type of training being delivered WCTS Ammunition Management Training includes some or all of the following areas of competence:

  • Introduction to Ammunition Management
  • Ammunition and package markings
  • Explosive legislation and publications
  • Classification of ammunition and explosives
  • Explosive storage areas
  • Accounting procedures
  • Ammunition safety and inspections
  • Ammunition and explosives movement
  • Ammunition and explosives processing
  • Practical Exercises

Training Packages

The following courses are examples of training that can be carried out by WCTS. Course duration and content will be tailored to suit individual client requirements:

  • Introduction to Ammunition
  • Explosive Substances and Articles Foundation Course
  • Ammunition Storage and Management
  • International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG) Ammunition Storeman
  • International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG) Ammunition Supervisor
  • SOP and doctrine support
  • Consultancy
  • Train the Trainer