DAOD 3002-3, Ammunition and Explosives Safety Program

Identification

Date of Issue: 2007-12-12

Application: This DAOD is a directive that applies to employees of the Department of National Defence ("DND employees") and an order that applies to officers and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Forces ("CF members").

Supersession: CFAO 66-6, Explosives Safety Program

Approval Authority: Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) (ADM(Mat))

Enquiries: Director Ammunition and Explosives Regulation (DAER)


Definitions

Ammunition (munitions)
Ammunition means a device charged with explosives, propellants, pyrotechnics, initiating composition, or nuclear, biological or chemical material, for use in military operations, and includes a non-charged or inert replica of such a device.
Ammunition or Explosives Accident (accident de munition ou d’explosif)
An ammunition or explosives accident means any undesired event involving the premature or unintended detonation or initiation of an ammunition or explosive that results in personal injury or death, or materiel losses.
Ammunition or Explosives Incident (incident de munition ou d’explosif)
An ammunition or explosives incident means any undesired event involving ammunition or explosive that could, but does not, result in personal injury or death, or material losses. This includes theft.
Explosive (explosif)
Explosive has the same meaning as in the Explosives Act.

Safety Program

Ammunition and Explosives Safety Program (AESP)

It is DND and CF policy to maintain an AESP that is consistent with the roles and objectives of the DND and the CF. DND and CF policy requires that all DND employees and CF members involved with or responsible for ammunition or explosives participate in and support the program.

The AESP is a functional concept combining occupational safety and accident prevention that extends over the training, operational and support activities of the DND and the CF.

The AESP shall be conducted in accordance with A-GG-040-006/AG-001, DND Explosives Safety Program.

Aim of the AESP

The aim of the AESP is to minimize:

Application of the AESP

The AESP applies to the complete life cycle of ammunition and explosives, and the full range of circumstances in which they are used, in particular:

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Exclusions to the AESP

The AESP is associated with, but does not include, other specialized DND and CF safety, accident prevention and health-promotion programs, that operate within their assigned areas of responsibility, such as:

Responsibilities

Responsibility for the AESP

Responsibility for ammunition and explosives safety is based on the chain of command. Persons in authority at each level of an organization, whether DND employees or CF members, may have ammunition and explosives safety responsibilities to fulfil. Those responsibilities may be planning, organizing, scheduling, controlling or performing tasks under the ambit of the AESP.

DAER, as manager of the AESP, is responsible for all aspects of the program. DAER also acts as the advocate for DND and CF ammunition and explosives safety.

Implementation of the AESP is the responsibility of commanders at all levels, in accordance with the Authorities Table of DAOD 3002-0. Specific responsibilities for persons involved with or responsible for ammunition or explosives, in any organization, are detailed in A-GG-040-006/AG-001, DND Explosives Safety Program.

Accountability

DND employees and CF members who have ammunition and explosives safety responsibilities shall be accountable for any ammunition or explosives accident or incident that was determined to have been contributed to, or caused by, their failure to fulfil their responsibilities as set out in A-GG-040-006/AG-001.

Responsibility Table

The following table identifies the responsibilities associated with this DAOD:

The... is or are responsible for...

DAER

  • the management of the AESP.

commanders of operational and environmental commands

  • issuing local orders and directives for the implementation and conduct of the AESP in military operations.

commanding officers

  • implementing and conducting the AESP.

DND employees and CF members involved with or responsible for ammunition and explosives

  • participating in and supporting the AESP; and
  • being aware of, and adhering strictly to, the procedures for reporting an ammunition or explosives accident, incident, defect or malfunction.

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