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Division B.15: Unpredictable explosives allowance

From DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013

B.15.1 Purpose

Unpredictable explosives allowance compensates members for the stress and risk associated with unpredictable explosive devices.

B.15.2 Definitions

This table defines terms used in this Division.

Definitions
Term Definition
continuous liability Means a position that is reasonably expected to require the following.
a. Render safe, disposal or search tasks that relate to unpredictable explosives.
b. The duties in paragraph a. are performed at a frequency of at least 120 days or more in the 12 month period of the posting, deployment or attachment.
high risk search Means a member's search task and environment that the CDF has decided involves high risk of death or injury from hidden explosive devices, having regard to the search environment or the likelihood of the presence of opposing forces.
low risk search Means a search where an unpredictable explosive is reasonably suspected to be present, in a known and stable environment, and in which there is expected to be a low likelihood of injury or death.
non–continuous liability

Means CDF is satisfied that the member has a periodic liability to be called upon at short notice to undertake a short period of being on-call on a daily basis.

unpredictable explosives

Means either of the following.

  1. A device whose state must be known, or reasonably suspected of being, unpredictable because of the following factors:
    1. deterioration or damage;
    2. malfunction in its operation;
    3. the manner in which, or the purpose for which, it was made;
    4. its state following its activation, dropping, firing, projection, preparation for action or other deployment.

    The device may be charged with any of the following initiating compositions:

    1. explosive;
    2. propellant;
    3. pyrotechnical.

    Alternatively, the device could be made up of any of the following types of materials:

    1. nuclear;
    2. biological;
    3. chemical.
  2. An improvised explosive device.
  3. A device that is a non explosive hazard which is designed to kill or harm a person through biological, chemical, crush injury, or penetration.

Persons who can make the decisions under section B.15.2, definitions of high risk search and non-continuous liability, on behalf of the CDF:
Deputy Director Technical Services (Joint Logistics Command)
Deputy Director Air Ordnance and Ranges

B.15.3 Member this allowance applies to

Unpredictable explosives allowance may apply to any member who performs activities involving unpredictable explosives in the Permanent Forces or Reserves.

B.15.4 Conditions for eligibility

  1. A member is eligible for unpredictable explosives allowance if the member meets any of the following conditions.

    1. The member is in a position with a continuous liability to conduct low risk searches for unpredictable explosives.

    2. CDF decides that the member has a continuous liability to conduct low risk searches for unpredictable explosives.

    3. The member meets both of the following conditions.

      1. The member holds a qualification for searching for unpredictable explosives.

      2. The member is in a position with a continuous liability to conduct high risk searches for unpredictable explosives.

    4. The member meets both of the following conditions.

      1. The member holds a qualification for searching for unpredictable explosives.

      2. CDF decides that the member has a continuous liability to conduct high risk searches for unpredictable explosives.

  2. A member is eligible for unpredictable explosives allowance if the member meets all of the following conditions.

    1. The member holds a qualification for rendering safe or disposing of unpredictable explosives.

    2. The member has either of the following types of liability.

      1. Continuous liability.

      2. Non-continuous liability.

    3. In respect of subparagraph b. the member is required to engage in any of the following activities.

      1. Rendering safe of unpredictable explosives.

      2. Disposal of unpredictable explosives.

      3. Directly assist in the rendering safe or disposing of unpredictable explosives.

  3. A member is eligible for unpredictable explosives allowance if the member meets any of the following conditions.

    1. The member is directed to conduct low risk searches for unpredictable explosives.

    2. The member meets both of the following conditions.

      1. The member holds a qualification for searching for unpredictable explosives.

      2. The member is directed to engage in a high risk search for unpredictable explosives.

  4. A member is eligible for unpredictable explosives allowance if the member meets all of the following conditions.

    1. The member holds a qualification for rendering safe or disposal of unpredictable explosives.

    2. The member is directed to engage in either of the following activities.

      1. Render safe or disposal of unpredictable explosives.

      2. Directly assist in the rendering safe or disposal of unpredictable explosives.

Persons who can make the decisions under paragraph B.15.4.1.b and subparagraph B.15.4.1.d.ii on behalf of the CDF:
Deputy Director Technical Services (Joint Logistics Command)
Deputy Director Air Ordnance and Ranges

B.15.5 Annual rate of allowance

  1. The eligible member is to be paid the annual rate of unpredictable explosives allowance as set out in the following table.

  2. Annual rate of allowance
    Item A member who has met the conditions of eligibility under... and... is to be paid...
    1. Paragraph B.15.4.1.a
    (continuous low risk)
    the annual rate listed for item 36, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
    2. Paragraph B.15.4.1.b
    (continuous low risk)
    3. Paragraph B.15.4.1.c
    (continuous high risk)
    the annual rate listed for item 28, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
    4. Paragraph B.15.4.1.d
    (continuous high risk)
    5. Subsection B.15.4.2
    (render safe or disposal)
    a. has a continuous liability the annual rate listed for item 27, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
    b. has a non continuous liability the annual rate listed for item 8, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
  3. A member's entitlement to payment of an annual rate of unpredictable explosives allowance may affect their entitlement to payment of another rate of the allowance as set out in the table below.

  4. Effect on other allowances
    Item A member paid unpredictable explosives allowance under... is not entitled to payment of unpredictable explosives allowance under any of the following...
    1. B.15.5.1 items 1 and 2 B.15.5.1 items 3 and 4
    B.15.5.1 item 5
    B.15.6.1 item 1a
    2. B.15.5.1 items 3 and 4 B.15.5.1 items 1 and 2
    B.15.5.1 item 5
    B.15.6.1 item 1
    3. B.15.5.1 item 5a B.15.5.1 items 1 to 4
    B.15.5.1 item 5b
    B.15.6.1 items 1 and 2
    4. B.15.5.1 item 5b B.15.5.1 items 1 to 4
    B.15.5.1 item 5a
    B.15.6.1 items 1 and 2

B.15.6 On occurence rate of allowance

  1. An eligible member is to be paid the on occurrence rate of unpredictable explosives allowance as set out in the following table.

  2. On occurence rate of allowance
    Item A member who has met the conditions of eligibility under... and is directed to engage in... is to be paid this rate for each occurrence...
    1. Subsection B.15.4.3
    (search)
    a. low risk search the rate listed for item 14, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
    b. high risk search the rate listed for item 38, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
    2. Subsection B.15.4.4
    (on occurrence render safe/disposal)
    the rate listed for item 39, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
  3. The payment of the on occurrence rate of unpredictable explosives allowance is subject to the following limits.

    1. Daily limit — A member may be paid up to a maximum of three on occurrence payments per day.

    2. Annual limit — A member may be paid up to a maximum of 40 on occurrence payments for each 12 months.

  4. A member's entitlement to payment of an on occurrence rate of unpredictable explosives allowance may affect their entitlement to payment of another rate of the allowance as set out in the table below.

  5. Effect on other allowances
    Item A member paid unpredictable explosives allowance under... is not entitled to payment of unpredictable explosives allowance under any of the following...
    1. B.15.6.1 item 1.a
    (on occurrence low risk)
    B.15.5.1 items 1 to 5
    B.15.6.1 item 1.b
    2. B.15.6.1 item 1.b
    (on occurrence high risk)
    B.15.5.1 items 3 to 5
    B.15.6.1 item 1.a
    3. B.15.6.1 item 2
    (on occurrence render safe/disposal)
    B.15.5.1 item 5

B.15.7 Interactions with other allowances

  1. A member who is eligible for clearance diver allowance and unpredictable explosives allowance for the same period is to be paid the higher of the two relevant rates.

  2. A member who is eligible for unpredictable explosives allowance and Special Forces disability allowance under Division B.12 for the same period is to be paid the higher of the two relevant rates.

  3. For the purposes of subsection B.15.7.4, a member's entitlement to any of the following allowances may be affected by payment of unpredictable explosives allowance.

    1. Adventurous training instructor allowance.

    2. Arduous conditions instructor allowance.

    3. Boarding party allowance.

    4. Diving allowance.

    5. Field allowance.

    6. Flying disability allowance.

    7. Paratrooper allowance.

    8. Maritime disability allowance.

    9. Maritime sustainability allowance.

    10. Submarine escape allowance.

  4. A member's entitlement to payment of unpredictable explosives allowance may affect their entitlement to payment of allowances listed in subsection 3 as set out in the following table.

  5. Effect on other allowances
    Item A member paid unpredictable explosives allowance under... is entitled to payment of these allowances for the same period...
    1. Section B.15.5
    (annual rate)
    any of the allowances listed under subsection B.15.7.3.
    2. Section B.15.6
    (on occurrence)
    any of the allowances listed under subsection B.15.7.3.

Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances approved by the Tribunal.



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