The International Ammunition Technical Guidelines form a frame of reference to achieve and demonstrate effective levels of safety and security of ammunition stockpiles.

They provide a coherent approach, are based on sound and accepted explosive science, recommend an integrated risk and quality management system, and allow for a progressive, integrated improvement in safety and security in line with available resources.

International Ammunition Technical Guidelines

The newly released Version 3 of the IATG are currently only available in English. Translations of Version 3 into Arabic, French and Spanish will become available in due course. The Office for Disarmament Affairs will continue to strive to make the IATG available in additional languages.

01 - Introduction and Principles of Ammunition Management

01.10 - Guide to the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG)
     English

01.20 - Index of risk reduction process levels (RRPL) within IATG
     English

01.30 - Policy development and advice
     English

01.35 - Organisational Capabilities
     English

01.40 - Glossary of terms, definitions and abbreviations
    English

01.50 - UN explosive hazard classification system and codes
    English

01.60 - Ammunition faults and performance failures
     English

01.70 - Bans and constraints
     English

01.80 - Formulae for ammunition management
     English

01.90 - Ammunition management personnel competences (new module)
     English

02 - Risk Management

02.10 - Introduction to risk management principles and processes
     English

02.20 - Quantity and separation distances
     English

02.30 - Licensing of explosive facilities
     English

02.40 - Safeguarding of explosive facilities
     English

02.50 - Fire safety
     English

03 - Ammunition Accounting

03.10 - Inventory management
     English

03.20 - Lotting and batching
     English

04 - Explosive Facilities (Storage) (Field and Temporary Conditions)

04.10 - Temporary storage
     **Temporarily withdrawn**

05 - Explosives Facilities (Storage) (Infrastructure and Equipment)

05.10 - Planning and siting of explosives facilities
     English

05.20 - Types of buildings for explosives facilities
     English

05.30 - Traverses and barricades
     English

05.40 - Safety standards for electrical installations
     English

05.50 - Vehicles and mechanical handling equipment (MHE) in explosives facilities
     English

05.60 - Radio frequency hazards
     English

06 - Explosive Facilities (Storage) (Operations)

06.10 - Control of explosives facilities
     English

06.20 - Storage space requirements
     English

06.30 - Storage and handling
     English

06.40 - Ammunition packaging and marking
     English

06.50 - Specific safety precautions (storage and operations)                                
     English

06.60 - Works services (construction and repair)           
     English

06.70 - Inspection of explosives facilities
     English

07 - Ammunition Processing

07.10 - Safety and risk reduction (ammunition processing operations)
     English

07.20 - Inspection of ammunition
     English

07.30 - Ammunition processing operations - Safety, risk reduction and mitigation
     English

08 - Transport of Ammunition

08.10 - Transport of ammunition
     English

08.20 - Storage and handling of ammunition and explosives at airfields
     English

09 - Security of Ammunition

09.10 - Security principles and systems
     English

10 - Ammunition Demilitarization and Destruction

10.10 - Demilitarization and destruction and logistic disposal of conventional ammunition
     English

11 - Ammunition Accidents, Reporting and Investigation

11.10 - Ammunition accidents: reporting and investigation
     English

11.20 - Clearance storage area explosions – EOD clearance
     English

12 - Ammunition Operational Support

12.10 - Ammunition on multi-national operations
     English

12.20 - Small unit ammunition storage
     English