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Getting started

On this page you will find links to basic information on what you must do to make sure you comply with explosives legislation.

What you must do

In general, explosives legislation applies to all explosives, and articles which contain explosives.

If you are an employer, or a self-employed person, you are responsible for health and safety in your business. You need to take the right precautions to reduce the risks of workplace dangers and provide a safe working environment.

What to do first

HSE aims to make it as easy as we can for you to be safe, healthy and legal. Take the first steps by identifying your role:

As an employer

As a person with a duty under explosives legislation

Information on the ‘use’ of explosives can be found on the relevant industry pages e.g. information on demolition can be found on the construction page of the website.

Updated 2014-11-27