Explosives health and safety
The UK has left the EU, new rules from January 2021
The transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year.
Essential information and guidance for anyone involved in:
Explosives Regulations 2014 (Amendment) Regulations 2016
Explosives Regulations 2014 (Amendment) Regulations 2016 came into force on 20 April 2016. A summary of the main changes is available.
Frequently asked questions
Recipient Competent Authority document (RCA)
Information on the controls that apply to the transfer of explosives within Great Britain (GB).
Explosives must be classified before they are transported. Classification involves an assessment to determine the hazards posed by the explosives as packaged for transport. In Great Britain, the Competent Authorities for assigning explosives classifications are HSE and MOD.
Information on HSE’s firework guidance.
Information on the storage of Ammonium Nitrate
Discarding and disposal
Explosives, and explosive contaminated items, must be discarded and disposed of safely.
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