Explosives Safety and Munitions Risk Management
20 December 2018
Provision and sustainment of ammunition is a national responsibility in NATO operations. Military ammunition and munitions-related operations (e.g. maintenance, explosives loaded aircraft parking, bomb/missile buildup, distribution, storage) pose inherent and significant risk to the operation/mission. When requirements of Allied Ammunition Storage and Transport Publication (AASTP) -1 and/or AASTP-5 cannot be met, the Explosives Safety and Munitions Risk Management (ESMRM) risk assessment / risk management process described in Allied Logistics Publication (ALP) -16 shall be followed.
In order to illustrate the ESMRM process, the US Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board (DDESB) has produced two videos, one about a Port Scenario and one about a Forward Operating Base (FOB). These are available below.
ESMRM-Port Scenario MP4 [17 MB]
FOB Scenario 2 MP4 [26 MB]