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Generic Preventive Measures - Checklist

To assist States with the implementation of Article 9 and Part 3 of the Technical Annex, in 2009 the then Coordinator on Generic Preventive Measures, Colonel Jean-Christophe Le Roux of France, developed a questionnaire which serves as a checklist for States to consider when they are developing procedures, guidelines or regulations on the implementation of generic preventive measures. The checklist has been reproduced in full below. It can also be found in Protocol V document CCW/P.V/CONF/2010/6/Add.1, 11 November 2010. Essentially the checklist is a tool to facilitate the implementation of generic preventive measures. While it does not have any legal status, it is hoped that the checklist will clarify various issues, establish best practises and serve to monitor and improve the implementation of generic preventive measures at the national level.

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(a) Does the design process include a proactive systems safety program (SSP)?
(b) Have the safety aspects and potential hazards of munitions on becoming an UXO been considered?
(c) Does the fusing system incorporate design features that allow assessment to facilitate render safe procedures?
(d) Does the design of fusing systems (or munitions) allow replacement or incorporation of advanced solutions to decrease the failure rate (e.g.: self destruction mechanism, self neutralization mechanism, self-deactivating features, multiple initiating mechanisms, hardware or software upgrades …)?

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Show details for Reducing potential civilian casualties from ERWReducing potential civilian casualties from ERW

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(a) Does the user apply the correct procedure of use?
(b) If not, for operational reasons, does he report these cases?
(c) Are these cases analysed and taken into account for other project specifications?
(d) Is there a system in place to record the batches/lots of munitions as they are distributed?
(e) Is there a procedure for munitions incidents, defects and accidents to be reported, recorded, analysed and for action to be taken during development, production and in service (especially during training)?
(f) Is there a system of “lessons learnt” and their dissemination in the entire armed forces? (e.g.: measures taken in case in accident)


Show details for 6. Support - 6.1 maintenance of weapon system, munitions and packaging6. Support - 6.1 maintenance of weapon system, munitions and packaging

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Show details for 8. COTS and MOTS8. COTS and MOTS

Show details for 9. Others questions for storage related to safety9. Others questions for storage related to safety

List of abbreviations
ALARP: As Low As is Reasonably Practicable
AXO: Abandoned explosive Ordnance
BIT: Built In Test
CCW: Certain Conventional Weapons
COTS: Commercial Off The Shelf
EOD: Explosive Ordnance Disposal
ERW: Explosive Remnants of War (see definition in convention on CCW)
HCP: High Contracting Party
MOTS: Modified Off The Shelf
RFID: Radio Frequency Identification Device
UXO: Unexploded Ordnance (see definition in convention on CCW)