Render safe procedure
The render safe procedure (RSP) is the portion of the explosive ordnance disposal procedures involving the application of special explosive ordnance disposal procedures, methods and tools to provide the interruption of functions or separation of essential components of unexploded ordnance (including improvised explosive device
Improvised explosive device
An improvised explosive device , also known as a roadside bomb, is a homemade bomb constructed and deployed in ways other than in conventional military action...

s) to prevent an unacceptable detonation. Ordnance detonations may be broadly categorized as a high order detonation or a low order detonation. A high order detonation is generally an ordnance detonation that results in an explosive ordnance producing a designed/intended explosive yield. A low order detonation is generally a controlled ordnance detonation or a malfunctioned ordnance detonation that results in a significantly lower yield than designed.

Render safe procedures and techniques apply to conventional ordnance such as nuclear, chemical, biological and conventional battlefield weapons/ordnance and unconventional ordnance such as improvised explosive devices (IED) and improvised nuclear device
Improvised nuclear device
- Definition :Improvised Nuclear Devices or are theoretical illicit nuclear weapons bought, stolen, or otherwise originating from a nuclear state, or a weapon fabricated by a terrorist group from illegally obtained fissile nuclear weapons material that produces a nuclear explosion...

s (IND). RSPs can also apply to explosive components of military equipment such as may be found in military vehicles and aircraft – ejection seats, explosive bolts, etc.

In civilian circles, RSPs can apply to items that can be dangerous if not handled properly, i.e. air bags and seat belt pretensioners. These are often detonated in a safe environment after replacement to comply with local legislation
Legislation is law which has been promulgated by a legislature or other governing body, or the process of making it...

 surrounding transport of dangerous goods
Dangerous goods
Dangerous goods are solids, liquids, or gases that can harm people, other living organisms, property, or the environment. They are often subject to chemical regulations. "HazMat teams" are personnel specially trained to handle dangerous goods...

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