Ammo-18-DL Basics of Naval Explosives Hazard Control

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Description: This course provides a basic understanding of the hazards of ammunition and explosives, and an introduction to explosives safety principles and practices outlined in NAVSEA OP 5, Volume 1. Characteristics of ammunition and explosives, storage compatibility, and quantity distance requirements are introduced. Control of hazards, transportation, and various handling operations are also covered. An explanation of the Navy Safety and Qualification/Certification program will be given.  Successful completion of Ammo-18-DL satisifies the certification requirements of Appendix D of NAVSEA OP 5, Volume 1.

Audience: Navy/Marine Corps active-duty members at grade levels of E-3 or above, O-1 or O-3, civilians of GS 05-11 grade level, or WG 05 or above. Assigned duties of the qualified student should include evolutions or tasks involving explosive materials. Identification of students for whom this course is either mandatory or recommended is given in Appendix D of NAVSEA OP 5, Volume 1. This course is also identified for attendance by International Military Students through the provisions of AR 12-15.

College Credit: Students who complete this course may be able to receive college-level credit as recommended by ACE. ACEs recommendations for college credit for this course include: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Safety and Risk Management (7/10). ACE Course Number: USAM-0012. For more information on ACE and applying for college-level credit for this course, visit

Prerequisites: None.

Navy Course Identification Number (CIN): A-4E-3000

Course Data Processing Code (CDP): 02RG

Course Topics:
1. Naval Explosives Safety Program
2. High Explosives
3. Hazard Classification and Compatibility
4. General Storage Requirements
5. Off Station Transporation Requirements
6. On Station Transportation Requirements
7. Introduction to Explosives Safety Quantity Distance Concepts
8. Personnel Requirements
9. SOPs
10. Ordnance Handling Requirements
11. Mishap Reporting