GUIDELINES FOR LICENSING
Engineers, conductors and braker/switchers shall be licensed to perform their functions in
accordance with this manual; the NAVFAC P-300, Management of Civil Engineering Support
Equipment; and local requirements. Applicable tests to be administered to the Braker/switcher,
Conductors and Engineer are shown in Appendix B, Forms 9, 10 and 11. The license, NAVFAC
Form 11260/2, Construction Equipment Operator License, shall specify the job(s) for which the
license has been issued, e.g. engineer, conductor, braker/switcher.
2. Qualification and Certification Requirements for Train
a. Background. Requirements for the operation of trains hauling A&E should be more
stringent than the requirements for the operation of non-explosively laden trains. Mishaps
involving A&E have a high potential of causing loss of life, capability and operational readiness,
personnel injury, and property damage. Past investigations of explosive mishaps show that many
are caused by personnel errors such as failure to follow well established safety procedures,
improper handling and inadequate supervision. To reduce the probability of an explosive mishap
involving explosively laden trains, the potential for personnel errors should be controlled through
written procedures and training (qualification), coupled with a management process designed to
prevent inadequately trained personnel from performing A&E jobs or tasks (certification).
b. License Requirements for Personnel Handling A&E. Management will develop
and follow a Standard Operating Procedure in accordance with NAVSEA 8023.11, Standard
Operating Procedure for Processing of Expendable Ordnance at Naval Activities, which governs
the handling of A&E by rail. For crews that operate explosively laden trains, management shall
incorporate the following requirements into their local A&E handlers qualification and
certification instructions in accordance with OPNAVINST 8023.2C, US Navy Explosive Safety
Policies, Requirements and Procedures:
(1) Engineers, conductors and braker-switchers shall pass the medical examination as
specified in Article 15-71B of the NAVMED P-117 series.
(2) Engineers, conductors, braker-switchers, and dispatchers shall be certified to
handle explosives in accordance with the provisions of the OPNAVINST 8023.2C series.
(3) Engineers, conductors, braker-switchers, dispatchers, and train inspectors shall
have the courses specified in the applicable Appendix D of the NAVSEA OP 5 series or its