Burning Oil TankExplosive Remnants of War (ERW) affect many countries Globally.  By the very nature of armed conflict conventional & non conventional arms, ammunition of all kinds, specialist high value weapons and unexploded ordnance of many types contaminate and deny the use of land, be it rural, urban or industrial.  The ERW Risk Management Training courses we use a progressive holistic approach to deliver a three stage training package enabling those working in hazardous areas and ERW rich environments to operate safely, which is key to protecting life, assets and futures.  Clearly the ERW Risk Management training process and experience is essential to those who are working as Managers or within Health & Safety in the following Industries:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Humanitarian Agencies & NGO’s
  • Mineral Exploration & Mining
  • Construction
  • Land Survey
  • Security
  • Land Reclamation
  • Near Shore Operations
  • Archaeology

The courses will be certified by the Institute of Risk Management (https://www.theirm.org/).

The ERW Risk Management packages are designed for ease of understanding and progressive learning, from Introductory Level (Bronze) ‘Awareness Officer’, Intermediate Level (Silver) ‘Awareness Manager’ and Advanced Level (Gold) ‘Risk Assessor’.

Residential Courses in Kosovo for 2016:  8th to the 19th February 2016

The syllabus for each course is as follows:

ERW Risk Awareness Officer (Bronze Standard – Introduction Level)

StockpileModule One:  An Introduction to Explosive Remnants of War (ERW)

  • The explosive threat posed in post conflict environments;
  • Understand Mine & Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) ground contamination;
  • Factors affecting the overall ERW threat;

Module Two:  Duties & Responsibilities of Employees, Employers & ERW Specialists

  • ERW and Management of Health & Safety;
  • ERW and Construction Design & Management (CDM) guidelines;
  • Client & Contractor responsibilities with regard to UXO consultants & contractors;

Module Three:  International & National Standards for Mine Action & ERW

  • The principles of the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) framework;
  • National Standards & Technical Guidelines (NSTG’s) for mine action;
  • Occupational Health & Safety regulations & guidelines used in mine action;

Module Four: ERW Recognition & Introduction, Including UXO, Abandoned Ordnance (AO) & Mines

  • Recognition & Classification of ERW, UXO & AO;
  • Recognition of anti-tank (AT) mines & anti-personnel (AP) mines;
  • Recognition of cluster sub-munitions;

2 Day Course

ERW Risk Awareness Manager (Silver Standard – Intermediate Level)

Deting UpModule One: General Overview & Introduction into Humanitarian Mine Action Processes

  • Introduction into UXO & mine clearance procedures, including assets & methodology used;
  • Introduction into General Mine Action Assessment (GMAA), non-technical survey & suspected hazardous areas (SHA), including cancellation & verification;
  • Understand IMAS clearance standards, clearance certificates & the process of handing back of cleared land to the end user (land release) ;

Module Two: Introduction to Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA)

  • What is IMSMA & what does the system provide;
  • Understanding of IMSMA outputs & reporting as a planning & management tool;
  • Understand examples of IMSMA reports & mapping & how they are used in mine action for threat & risk assessment;

Module Three: ERW Risk Management Process, including ISO 31000 Framework

  • ERW risk management process & framework;
  • Detailed risk assessment;
  • Risk mitigation & implementation;

Module Four: ERW Preliminary Risk & Detailed Risk Assessment

  • Objectives & processes for ERW preliminary & detailed risk assessment;
  • Outputs for ERW preliminary & detailed risk assessments;
  • Samples of ERW preliminary & detailed risk assessments, including process flow charts;

3 Day Course

ERW Risk Assessor (Gold Standard – Advanced Level)

IED kitModule One: ERW Risk Mitigation & Implementation

  • ERW risk mitigation objectives & procedures;
  • Review and revise site management plans;
  • Communicating ERW risks;

Module Two: ERW Emergency Response Planning & Procedures

  • Emergency response – five point plan;
  • Advance planning with emergency services;
  • Examples of emergency planning procedures and flow charts;

Module Three: Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) Introduction

  • Introduction into IED types, components & categories;
  • How to respond to a suspected IED incident and procedures;
  • Examples of past IED incidents;

Module Four: ERW Task Management Planning & Clearance Processes

  • Introduction to ERW task management planning;
  • Introduction to the processes & procedures for conducting ERW clearance operations;
  • Introduction to the 10 phases of EOD task management procedures;

5 Day Course