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Ungraded knowledge checks are distributed throughout the content to provide students with immediate feedback about their level of understanding in each topic. Graded multiple choice questions are provided at the end of each course. 75% of these must be answered correctly to continue in the course. After three unsuccessful attempts on the same, individual assessment, the course will be marked as unsuccessful.

Description: This certification course, in accordance with AR 385-10/DA PAM 385-64, provides a detailed overview of explosives safety practices for U.S. Army personnel working in ammunition operations. This course covers four major topic areas regarding explosives safety: Characteristics of Ammunition and Explosives introduces basic terminology associated with explosives, propellants, and ammunition items; Intro to Quantity Distance covers the basic terms and principles of quantity distance, categories of QD protection, and regulatory guidance; Operational Safety covers general safety practices such as standing operating procedures, risk management, tools and equipment, on- and off-post transportation, inert certification and demilitarization, electrical safety requirements, and fire prevention measures; Storage Safety Requirements covers proper storage practices, compatibility, and storage of specific ammunition.

Audience: This course is intended for those fulfilling the requirements of AR 385-10/DA Pam 385-64, along with any other military, civilian and contractor personnel (at any grade level) who require the training in Army Explosives Safety practices.

Length: Approximately 16 hours (self-paced learning)

Special Information: This course is provided as a web-based course. Students must have web access, a CAC card, and an AKO account. Students must register through ATRRS for course credit. It is recommended that you have a high-speed Internet connection in order to view the course.

Prerequisites: None.

Course Topics:

  1. Ammunition and Explosives
  2. Quantity Distance
  3. Operational Safety
  4. Storage Safety Requirements