Graham - Explosive Device Disposal - Redlynch QLD 4870, Australia

Luke Graham

Redlynch QLD 4870, Australia


Explosive Device Disposal


I have just stepped out from the Australian Navy after 27 years as a Clearance Diver, I reached the high as a Chief Diver which would be middle management. I have been working as a Mentor in Afghanistan for a US Company working with Afghan Army, Police and Speical Branches. I am trained in the disposal of all types of ordnance and have experience with IEDDs.

Work History

LF Licence

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment TAE40110
2012 Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation HLTCPR201B


Explosive Ordnance

) PUA50602
2004 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Operations) PUA40502
2004 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Maintenance) PUA40402
2004 Certificate III in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Operations) PUA30902


Certificate III in Health Care (Defence) 80745ACT

Clearance Diving Management

Advanced Diploma of Clearance Diving Management 12697ACT

Managing 16 - 28 Personnel in the RAN Clearance Diving Teams for deployments and local operations.

Frontline Management

Certificate IV in Frontline Management
1993 Certificate III in Human & Resource Supervision
1993 Certificate II in Applied Seamanship
1987 Certificate in Explosives Handling

Relevant RAN Inservice Training (full list available on request):
• Harbour Watchkeeping Certificate
• Four-Man Recompression Chamber Operator
• Alcohol Test Program Testing
• Whole Ship Coordinator
• Ship's Medical Emergency Team

• Diving Equipment Maintenance (Scuba Air)
• Scuba Air Diving Supervisor
• Demolition Supervisor
• Dangerous Goods Packaging

Manager - Clearance Diving (Chief Petty Officer)


From August 1986

• Diving Supervisor, Explosives Supervisor, Recompression Chamber Supervisor
• Responsible for planning and execution of mixed gas diving operations to depths greater than 54m
• Plan and execute disposal of all known explosives, including bomb disposal, clearance diving, de-mining, improvised explosive devices, roadside bombs and out of date explosives
• Plan and execute road moves, shooting, maintenance of weapons
• Conduct stores audits, WHS audits, diving incident investigations, explosive investigations, evidence gathering
• Coordinate and plan work for a 16-person team, including resources and equipment, set up and ensure work is carried out to appropriate standards, and oversee smooth running of each job
• Monitor and confirm work is completed correctly, prepare end of task reports, and weekly/monthly reports
• Conduct comprehensive risk assessments for approval prior to starting each job
• Develop Standard Operating Procedures, updating techniques/procedures and ensuring they meet both Navy and Australian/International Standards
• Develop rosters for all work to be carried out including maintenance routines, driving duties, truck duties, and driving of diving launches to 20m
• Personnel Officer duties, update staff personal information, provide briefings of operations, movements and career advancements
• Conduct yearly performance reviews and prepare personnel reports, identify training needs, and monitor qualification revaluations to ensure qualifications are in date for work to be completed, and maintain training/qualification records
• Counselling and mentoring of staff, focus on career progression, assist with personnel administration, and provide support to deal with personal issues
• Deliver training and assessment in diving, emergency response drills, maintenance and use of safety equipment, etc
• Member of the Diving Team Safety committee, discuss new procedures, current issues, outstanding OHS concerns, brainstorm responses to issues, and...

Qualifications & Certifications

Cairns State High School

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