The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs has made great use of the National Occupational Standards for explosives, munitions and search occupations in its recently published International Ammunition Technical Guideline 01.90 –¬†Ammunition management personnel competences. A copy of IATG 01.90 can be downloaded at

The Institute has been a champion of the NOS since the early noughties through membership of the Standards Setting Body for Explosives Munitions and Search Occupations and the EUExcert programme and the long-standing partnership with Homeland Security Qualifications in the Development Office for Explosives Skills (DOES). It is also worthy of note that the author of the new IATG is a member of EUExcert UK and  the Institute of Explosives Engineers.