13. Special Measures
Control of operations
All loading and unloading operations must be supervised by the military authorities of the owner
country or their authorised representatives. This is to be done in the presence of an authorised
representativeg nominated by the host country. However, this requirement may be waived by the
A military escort may be appointed by the commander, specially when ammunition and explosives:
are loaded on open wagons;
are "security classified";
require special protection.
The escort must be appointed as far as required by the regulations of the host country.
Protection against risks of fire and/or explosion
Using a naked light or smoking is prohibited within 20 m of both the place where loading or unloading
is being carried out and from the loaded wagons themselves.
Steam locomotives still in use should be kept at least 10 m from where loading/unloading is taking
No mixed loads
Ammunition of different types may not be loaded together in wagons except it the RID, the exceptions
provided in it, and/or national laws allow for it.
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGREEMENT
14.This STANAG is implemented when the necessary orders/instructions to comply with the prescriptions therein are
issued to the forces concerned.
An "authorized representative" is a qualified person who is responsible to an appropriate authority, to ensure that
the technical requirements of a specified task are fully complied with. This includes the tasks of responsible
personnel involved in the conveyance of ammunition as well as those solely responsible for the (un)loading,
verification, receipt and dispatch of ammunition or other any specific duty.
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