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Source: United Kingdom – Ministry of Defence


Chapter 1: introduction
PDF, 1.4MB, 18 pages

Chapter 2: explosives legislation
PDF, 1.12MB, 8 pages

Chapter 3: explosives safety
PDF, 335KB, 8 pages

Chapter 4: classification of military explosives for storage and transport
PDF, 2.88MB, 40 pages

Chapter 5: planning and siting of explosives facilities and alterations to existing facilities
PDF, 572KB, 26 pages

Chapter 6: buildings associated with military explosives
PDF, 2.22MB, 80 pages

Chapter 7: traverses
PDF, 558KB, 22 pages

Chapter 8: safety standards for electrical installations and equipment in explosive facilities
PDF, 2.54MB, 104 pages

Chapter 9: explosives licensing arrangements
PDF, 752KB, 38 pages

Chapter 10: quantity distances and licensing criteria (section 1)
PDF, 513KB, 22 pages

Chapter 10: quantity distances and other explosives licensing criteria for above ground storage (section 2)
PDF, 2.63MB, 112 pages

Chapter 10: criteria for marshalling yards, transit and staging facilities (section 3)
PDF, 400KB, 12 pages

Chapter 10: quantity distances and other licensing criteria for military explosives in naval or military ports (section 4)
PDF, 580KB, 22 pages

Chapter 10: criteria for storage and loading/unloading of aircraft explosives help forward on airfields (section 5)
PDF, 973KB, 34 pages

Chapter 10: quantity distances and other explosives licensing criteria for underground storage (section 6)
PDF, 982KB, 30 pages

Chapter 10: quantity distances for mutually hazardous and other non-explosive buildings and facilities in relation to potential explosion sites (section 7)
PDF, 532KB, 20 pages

Chapter 10: authorised quantities of explosives (section 8)
PDF, 756KB, 36 pages

Chapter 10: criteria for disposal grounds co-located with explosive areas (section 9)
PDF, 349KB, 8 pages

Chapter 10: criteria for military working dog training areas (section 10)
PDF, 411KB, 12 pages

Chapter 11: storage of ordnance, munitions and explosives (OME) in support of operations
PDF, 1.82MB, 116 pages

Chapter 12: control and management of explosives and associated facilities
PDF, 1.01MB, 58 pages

Chapter 13: storage and handling explosives
PDF, 1.04MB, 64 pages

Chapter 14: munitions packaging, marking and unit loads
PDF, 337KB, 8 pages

Chapter 15: fire safety
PDF, 1.19MB, 46 pages

Chapter 16: vehicles and mobile mechanical handling equipment in explosives facilities
PDF, 634KB, 30 pages

Chapter 17: explosive facilities safety precautions
PDF, 1.01MB, 60 pages

Chapter 18: works services, the control and the protection of contractors in explosives facilities
PDF, 748KB, 40 pages

Chapter 19: explosives processing
PDF, 613KB, 24 pages

Chapter 20: inspection of explosives facilities and explosives management safety
PDF, 549KB, 22 pages

Chapter 21: Joint Service Munitions Control Register (JSMCR)
PDF, 1000KB, 10 pages

Chapter 22: safeguarding of explosives facilities
PDF, 518KB, 16 pages

Chapter 23: monograms
PDF, 335KB, 8 pages

Chapter 24: Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO)
PDF, 657KB, 36 pages

Chapter 25: munitions incidents reporting and investigation
PDF, 904KB, 66 pages

Chapter 26: naval bases and military ports
PDF, 590KB, 32 pages

Chapter 27: free from explosives regulations
PDF, 693KB, 32 pages

Chapter 28: storage and transport of depleted uranium ammunition
PDF, 685KB, 26 pages

Chapter 29: storage regulations for cadet units holding SAA only
PDF, 701KB, 30 pages


This document suite lays down the framework standards and guidance for the safe storage and processing of OME across defence.
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Published 18 June 2020

MIL OSI United Kingdom