SALW Basics – Recognizing SALW and Ammunition_Trainer

Release date: 2005-01

Along with the other modules that comprise the series SALW Basics, this module is intended to provide a basic fundamental understanding of the issue of SALW for trainees who have had little or no previous exposure to the subject. We recommend that you insert this module at the beginning of all TRESA training courses on SALW and SALW-related topics. However, we leave it up to you, the trainer, whether or not to extend the module by doing exercises with the trainees and by providing them with more information. These SALW Basics modules are short enough that you may decide during a training session, to introduce one or more of them if you discover that the trainees need some better understanding of the fundamentals. 

We recommend that you include the SALW Basics-Definitions (SB-D05) module in the training to make trainees familiar with the working definition for SALW used in all other TRESA modules, and to ensure that all trainees are using the same terminology. Trainees who need a more detailed knowledge of SALW types and their components (e.g. participants in preparation for SALW collection and destruction programs) should read the TRESA Module Recognizing SALW and Ammunition (RSA05), which covers this topic in greater depth. We strongly recommend that you spend time also familiarizing yourself with the TRESA Module Recognizing SALW and Ammunition (RSA05) before teaching this module, so that you will be able to answer trainees' questions. Although it is not necessary to go into the details of SALW technicalities, we strongly urge you to familiarize yourself in greater depth with the issues of recognition and identification presented in the module RSA05 as stated above.