MODUK - DEF STAN 00-101: PART 1
Design Standards for Explosives Safety in MOD Ships and Submarines Part 1 Surface ships
|Publication Date:||18 March 2005|
The MOD Ships to which this standard applies are defined in JSP430 and JSP430 Pt 3 Naval Authority Regulations, Chapter 8 (Explosives). These include HM Ships and Submarines, Royal Fleet Auxiliaries (RFA), Marine Services (MS), 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 pyrotechnics and/or 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. All such maritime platforms are described as MOD Ships in the remainder of this document.
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 MS. 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 munitions will be embarked, moved, stowed and used. It is alos to be applied to all Refit 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 document is titled: Design Standards for Explosives Safety in MOD Ships and Submarines, and comprises:
Part 1 - Surface Ships [supersedes Def Stan 08-101 Part 1 & NES183 Part 1]
Part 2 - Submarines [supersedes Def Stan 08-101 Part 2 & NES183 Part 2]
Part 3 - Electrical Equipment and Installation [supersedes Def Stan 07-228, NES519 & NES593]
Part 4 - Generic Naval Environment [New]
This standard has been written primarily to support the new risk based shipborne explosives SMS introduced by JSP430 Pt 3 Ch 8. However in accordance with NAN EXP/01 (STG NAEXP 'Transition Procedures') for a limited period during the transition to Safety Case based procedures, the ACOPs in this standard may be used to support the PDH in producing submissions for CSMC's in lieu of the prescriptive requirements of DStan 08-101/NES183 Part 1. The magazine inspection authority may also adopt this approach when inspecting and reporting against this standard for legacy vessels.
Supplementary information, information requiring a higher protective marking and temporary instructions will be issued in the form of Naval Authority Notices (NAN). NANs relating to explosives safety in MOD ships and submarines are available from the Sponsor of this Standard.
For the storing and handling of petroleum, oils, lubricants (POL) and certain other hazardous stores in HM Ships, BR1754 is to be consulted (sponsored by WSA/DOpsE/MPS216).
Regulations governing the safe stowage and handling of explosives in Armament Holds of RFAs and Charter shipping forming part of STO(N)'s re-issue load (Standard Load Cargo), or as freight, are included in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Regulations, relevant Naval Armament Stowage Specifications (NASS) and BR 1029(6) and (15), as mandated by BR 862. The requirements for the construction of Armament Holds are in this Standard