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Now Available | Revised Conventional Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Competency Standards

The IMAS Review Board has approved updated EOD competency standards. 

A second edition of the Test and Evaluation Protocol 09.30.01/2022 (second edition) on Conventional Explosive Ordnance Disposal Competency Standards, is now available in English (click here

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) competency standards were first defined in IMAS 09.30. The CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) 15464:2005 EOD Competency Standards provided a foundation for the mine action community to develop capabilities and policy. This was then adopted within IMAS as best practice. In 2014 Technical and Evaluation Protocol T&EP 09.30/01/2014 was developed. The CWA specified EOD Competency Standards for levels 1-3, and also referred to a Level 4 qualification in general terms but no competency requirements were included at this level.

As post-conflict explosive hazards have evolved there is a greater need to broaden the scope of the EOD competency standards by defining the requirements at levels 1-3 and formalising a new Level 3+ standard that covers specialist EOD activities above those within the level 1-3 capability. The second edition of T&EP 09.30/01/2022 includes 3+ modules on bulk demolitions, advanced explosive theory, chemical, AFV clearance, aerial bombs and Guided weapons.

The aim of this document is to build upon the original CWA foundation and the first edition of T&EP 09.30/01/2014, and to update the competency requirements for levels 1-3 and 3+ to meet the new requirements for mine action organisations that are operating or likely to operate in these more complex environments. It does not provide specific technical guidance for the disposal of particular EO.

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