The Manufacture and Storage of Explosives Regulations (MSER) give licensing authorities the power to refuse, revoke or vary licences, to refuse draft licences and to refuse or revoke registrations. The Regulations also give applicants, licensees and registered persons the right to make representations about the licensing authority’s proposed action and (if the licensing authority subsequently decides to proceed) the right to appeal to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
This guidance has two parts. The first part gives guidance to licensing authorities on the processes involved in refusal, revocation or variation.
The second part of the guidance gives information on the procedures and processes for an appeal to the Secretary of State under section 44 of the Health and Safety at Work Act.