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Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) operations entail varying degrees of risk. One of the main aims of standard setting is to minimize such risks and render mine action interventions as safe as possible. The term ‘safe’ does not necessarily imply the complete removal of risk. Rather, it assumes that the risk has been reduced to an acceptable or ‘tolerable’ level. In HMA, risk management involves establishing, maintaining and refining a combination of safe working practices and operating procedures, effective supervision and control, appropriate education and training, selection of well-designed equipment, and the provision of effective Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and clothing. The provision of a safe working environment includes the safe storage, transportation, and handling of all demolition explosives and ancillary items as provided for in this NMAS.