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Record of explosives incidents

Incidents involving explosives and fireworks in the UK.

The EIDAS (Explosives Incidents Database Advisory Service) contains readily accessible and searchable information about the causes and effects of explosives and firework incidents in the UK, from the 1850s up to the present day. For incidents occurring up to 1974, the database draws on information previously published in the Annual Report of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Explosives. The incidents since 1974 include many from public domain sources as well as those reported to HSE. There are currently nearly 9500 incidents recorded on the database.

The information is an invaluable source for statistics on explosives incidents and can help to target measures to reduce risks in the manufacture, transport, storage and use of explosives.

Access to the EIDAS records requires free registration, which you will need to do when you first visit the site.

Updated 2011-10-21