IATG Implementation Support Toolkit

The web-based applications in this toolkit support the implementation of the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG). Ammunition experts are invited to use the resources on this website to implement best-practices that will improve the safety, security and efficiency in conventional ammunition stockpile management. These tools may also be used to communicate safety and security requirements to policy-makers and other stakeholders.

Since 2011, there have been over 65 reported ammunition stockpile explosions. Over 700 people have been killed, and thousands more have been injured.

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Risk reduction checklist

This tool is used to assess an ammunition stockpile's risk level. The goal of a conventional ammunition stockpile management organisation should be to make sure that stockpile management processes are maintained at Risk Reduction Process Level 1 as a minimum.

Assess the risk...

Quantity-Distance Map

A Quantity-Distance (Q-D) is the minimum permissible distance between a Potential Explosive Site (PES) and an Exposed Site (ES) based on the Net Explosive Quantity (NEQ) of explosives in a given Hazard Division (HD). This map, which is for illustrative purposes, displays Quantity-Distances for explosives in HD 1.1

Visualise Quantity-Distances...

Vertical danger area

This calculator is used to determine the vertical danger area about which it necessary to warn air traffic of detonations taking place on the ground. This warning may be published through a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) filed with aviation authorities.

Calculate the warning area...

Explosive Limit Licence

The use of Quantity-Distances ensures that people and facilities are always at a tolerably safe distance from explosives during storage and handling. These separation distances should be recorded and promulgated in the form of an Explosives Limit License (ELL) for each individual explosive storehouse (ESH) or facility.

Create an Explosives Limit Licence...

The International Ammuntion Technical Guidelines and the IATG Implementation Support Software are maintained by the United Nations. Technical and financial support has been provided by the Governments of Bangladesh, Brazil, Cameroon, the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, the United States of America, and the European Union.

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