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Ammo-36 Explosives Safety for Naval Facility Planning (CERT) (4E-F36/645-F20 (MC))

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You will receive your Individualized Student Assessment Plan (ISAP) information upon arrival to this class.

Description: This course satisfies mandatory training requirements for the certification of Navy/Marine Corps facility planners responsible for overseeing explosives facilities at shore installations, safety department personnel responsible for conducting facility site plan reviews, and personnel within the review chain of a typical Navy/Marine Corps explosives facility site plan as prescribed by DoDI 5160.68 and NAVSEA OP 5, Volume 1. This course provides a comprehensive review of regulations governing Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Navy (DoN) explosives safety quantity distance (ESQD) standards and the application of these standards, as well as technical training in the preparation and review of DoN site plans submitted for various explosives facilities. Students will receive hands-on training during a Facility Design Problems Workshop using ESQD calculations, scenarios, maps, waivers, and current regulatory guidance.

Length: 5 Days

Audience: Navy/Marine Corps facility planners responsible for overseeing explosives facilities at shore installations, safety department personnel responsible for conducting facility site plan reviews, and personnel within the review chain of a typical Navy/Marine Corps explosives facility site plan as prescribed by DoDI 5160.68 and NAVSEA OP 5, Volume 1.

Prerequisites: Completion of Course No. 4E-F34/645-F18 (MC), NAVY ELECTRICAL EXPLOSIVE SAFETY (CERT), offered by the Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) via instructor-led training and 4E-F39/645-F23 (DL), NAVAL EXPL SAFETY MGRS/SUPVRS ORIENTN (CERT), offered by DAC via distance learning (DL) are highly recommended.

Navy Course Identification Number (CIN): A-4E-3003

Course Data Processing Code (CDP): 02RK

Special Information: This course is considered certification training for Navy/Marine Corps facility planners responsible for overseeing explosives facilities at shore installations, safety department personnel responsible for conducting facility site plan reviews, and personnel within the review chain of a typical Navy/Marine Corps explosives facility site plan as prescribed by DoDI 5160.68 and NAVSEA OP 5, Volume 1. This course additionally satisfies the requirements of 8023.24B for the QUAL/CERT Program. Each CO/OIC shall ensure that at least one individual within his command has successfully completed this course and is assigned the responsibility for appropriate review and commentary on all site approvals prepared by or for the activity prior to release to NOSSA in accordance with NAVSEA OP 5, Volume 1, Appendix D.

Course Topics:

  1. Explosives Hazard Class/Divisions (HC/D)
  2. Storage Compatibility
  3. Hazards of Fragments and Blast Wave
  4. ESQD Separation Distances and NEW Limits
  5. ESQD for HC/D 1
  6. ESQD for Mixed Storage of Hazard Class 1
  7. ESQD for Piers and Wharves
  8. ESQD for Airfields
  9. Blast Overpressure Effects
  10. Electrical Explosives Hazards
  11. Facility Planning Methodology
  12. Deviations

Availability: If you are affiliated with the Navy or the Marine Corps, request quotas via the Navy Training page of this website. For all other students, admission to a course is by nomination from the prospective student's command. If the nominating command has access to ATRRS, the submission must be made via ATRRS.

The IACET Standard: DAC has been approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  In obtaining this accreditation, the Defense Ammunition Center has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. The DAC awards 3.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) on the course certificate for successful completion of this course.

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