Explosives health and safety
Essential information and guidance for anyone involved in:
Check how the new rules affect you from 1 January 2021.
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 the Ministry of Defence (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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