Standard: MODUK - DEF STAN 00-101: PART 1


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The MOD Ships to which this standard applies are defined in JSP 430 and JSP 430 Part 3 Naval Authority Regulations, Chapter 8 (Explosives). These include HM Ships and Submarines, Royal Fleet Auxiliaries (RFA), Marine Services, other ships owned by MOD, Government Owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) vessels (where these are owned by MOD), and ships on MOD charter. The term "ship" is intended to include vessels, launches, tenders, lighters and any other craft carrying any explosives. The Naval Authority may determine that a specific platform is not required to comply where no hazard exists but does not issue exemption certificates.

This Standard applies to the design, construction and ship fitting of all MOD Ships built to MOD or Classification Society constructional standards and operated by the Royal Navy, Army (including Special Forces), Royal Air Force, RFA or Marine Services. The standard also applies to Marine Services vessels supplied as Government Furnished Equipment for contract operations and MOD authorised modifications undertaken to charter vessels.

It is to be applied to contracts that specify requirements that have any effect upon the explosives safety of the platform. This will include the magazines, adjacent compartments and ammunition routes and handling equipment within MOD ships in which explosives will be embarked, moved, stowed and used. It is also to be applied to all Refits and Repair work affecting any of these including Alterations and Additions and Modifications. It may also include other design issues throughout the platform that impact on explosives safety.

The complete standard is titled: Design Standards for Explosives Safety in MOD Ships and Submarines, and comprises:

Part 1 – Surface Ships

Part 2 – Submarines

Part 3 – Electrical Equipment and Installation

Part 4 – Generic Naval Environment

Part 5 – Ship Weapon Dynamic Safety

Classified material associated with threat levels, protection and mitigation techniques is published separately under classified (NAN) EXP/03 in support of this standard. This document is available from DSS NAExp; it is currently protectively marked RESTRICTED.

This standard has been written primarily to support the risk based shipborne explosives Safety Management System (SMS) introduced by JSP 430 Part 3 NAR Chapter 8 Explosives. Where legacy vessels have been certificated under previous transition procedures, it is not necessary to implement additional work to meet this standard, unless major modifications are undertaken or a new munition added to a magazine or weapon system. Then this Defence Standard must be implemented.

Supplementary information, information requiring a higher protective marking and temporary instructions will be issued in the form of Naval Authority Notices ((NAN)). (NAN) s relating to explosives safety in MOD ships and submarines are available from Naval Authority System Library website ( or the Sponsor of this Standard.

Regulations governing the safe stowage and handling of explosives in Magazines in RFAs are covered in JSP 862 Chapter 13. Regulations covering the safe stowage and handling of explosives in Charter shipping are included in the IMDG Regulations.

Organization: British Defence Standards
Document Number: def stan 00-101: part 1
Publish Date: 2008-06-27
Page Count: 215
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: NO
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active

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