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Forms

This section provides forms and guidance to assist you in making applications before working with explosives.

All applicants should use the latest version of the forms, as previous forms will not be accepted. The application forms may be completed online. Once complete please print, sign, and post to HSE. Unsigned or incomplete applications will not be processed.

Applications to Local Authorities and the police for Licences for storage of up to 2000kg of explosives where separation distances can be met

You should contact the appropriate licensing authority, or police explosives liaison officer for an application form for licences to store up to 2000kg of explosives up where separation distances can be met.

Below are examples of the application forms you will be required to complete.

You should return your completed application form to the appropriate licensing authority. Any further questions regarding the completion of the forms should be directed to that authority.

If you are unsure as to whether you can meet the separation distance requirements of the regulation 27 of the Explosives Regulations 2014 (ER2104), contact your licensing authority before you complete the application form. If you cannot meet the separation distance requirements of regulation 27 of ER2014 you can apply to HSE for a licence for the storage of explosives.

Applications to HSE for a licence to store no more than 2000kg of explosives, where separation distances can be met

If you want to store no more than 2000kg of explosives above ground at a mine or in a harbour and can meet the separation distances of regulation 27 of ER2014 you should apply to HSE for a licence using one of the following forms:

You can also use these forms and make an application for a licence to HSE if you can meet the separation distance requirements of regulation 27 of ER2014, want to store no more than 2000kg of explosives and have already been granted a licence by HSE for a site elsewhere that relates to the:

If you are unsure as to whether you can meet the separation distances, contact HSE before you complete the application form.

Applications to HSE for a licence to:

Relevant forms and documents

Applications for a licence to handle explosives at a harbour or other place

Applications for a ports licence should be made to HSE. Information on ports licences is available.

Relevant forms and documents

Applications for classification

Applications for classification should be made to HSE. Information on how to apply is available.

Relevant forms and documents

Where applications have a checklist attached, you should complete the checklist and send it and the supporting evidence with your application.

For UN default fireworks classification, the application form is available as a spreadsheet. This format significantly speeds up the process and minimises costs. The spreadsheet should include all compositional information on your fireworks as well as all drawings (on CD).

Transfer of explosives

Information on transfers of explosives is available.

Relevant forms

Acetylene

Information on acetylene licensing is available.

Updated 2015-07-27