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Category: Explosives

HSL: Hazardous Area Classification – HSL Buxton, 8 Nov 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge to carry out straightforward hazardous area classification in accordance with commonly used standards or to act as an intelligent customer when contracting others to deliver this role.

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HSL: DSEAR Compliance for Managers and Supervisors – HSL Buxton, 13 Oct 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

HSL is to run a course on the identification and control of risks from dangerous substances required to comply with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR).

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Explosives Regulations 2014 (Amendment) Regulations 2016 – updated guidance

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Explosives Regulations 2014 (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (ERAR2016) came into force in Great Britain on 20 April 2016 and implement the recast of the civil use explosives directive. ERAR2016 amends and updates the requirements for making civil use explosives available on the EU market.

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School in court over science experiment injury

Monday, January 11, 2016

A chemistry laboratory technician lost parts of three fingers and sustained a serious internal injury while preparing a highly sensitive explosive for use in a ‘fireworks’ demonstration to a class of children.

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University fined after bomblet explosion seriously injures worker

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Cranfield University has been fined after a worker suffered potentially life-threatening injuries whilst dismantling a bomblet.

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Consultation launched on Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations

Friday, October 30, 2015

HSE is currently consulting on proposals to replace the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 (DSHAR) with new shorter and up to date regulations and is also seeking views on a new shorter Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to support the regulations. Consultation began on 28 October and closes on 23 December 2015.

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Civil explosives – Record keeping requirements

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

From the 5 April 2015, manufacturers, importers, distributors, and anyone who acquires or keeps civil explosives will have to keep a record of the explosives throughout the supply chain and life cycle.

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INDG477 – Storing and selling explosive shooting supplies

Thursday, February 26, 2015

This leaflet is aimed at anyone who sells explosive shooting supplies. It outlines the risks and the main legal requirements that apply. It also includes a helpful list of dos and don’ts for dutyholders.

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INDG476 – Storing and selling pyrotechnic articles safely

Thursday, February 26, 2015

This leaflet is aimed at anyone who sells pyrotechnic articles. It outlines the risks and the main legal requirements that apply. It also includes a helpful list of dos and don’ts for dutyholders.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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New COMAH Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Delivery Guide

Monday, January 5, 2015

A new Electrical, Control & Instrumentation (E,C&I) Inspection Delivery Guide has been produced. It provides a concise guide detailing how HSE will assess compliance across its three major inspection topics – functional safety, explosive and toxic gas atmospheres and electrical power systems.

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New Electrical, Control & Instrumentation web portal

Monday, January 5, 2015

A new Electrical, Control & Instrumentation (E,C&I) web portal has been produced by HSE. It provides a clear, concise and easily accessible access point for all relevant EC&I information regarding the regulation of topics such as functional safety, explosive atmospheres and electrical power systems for duty holders in the COMAH sector.

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Safety notice – Change in classification for detonation cord

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Withdrawal of the (UN 0349) 1.4S classification for DynaEnergetics HMX 165 Octocord from the list of classified explosives and fireworks. HSE carried out compliance checks on this product, as part of its role as the Competent Authority for the classification of non-military explosives. Tests showed the hazards associated with this item were incorrectly identified and that it […]

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Plan carefully for firework safety this November 5th

Thursday, October 16, 2014

If you are planning a firework display for Bonfire Night, there is straightforward guidance available to help you.

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Explosives – new regulations come into force

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The new Explosives Regulations 2014 (ER 2014) came into force on 1 October 2014. HSE has worked with stakeholders since 2010 to review existing health and safety related explosives legislation. ER 2014 consolidates and therefore revokes a number of existing explosives regulations.

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INDG407 – Storing and selling fireworks safely: Advice for anyone selling fireworks (rev1)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

This leaflet is aimed at anyone who sells fireworks. It outlines the risks and the main legal requirements that apply. It also includes a helpful list of dos and don’ts for dutyholders. This revision updates references to legislation and links to further guidance.

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Explosives Regulations 2014: Security provisions – Guidance on Regulations (L151)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Explosives Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 October 2014. The guidance in this publication now applies. It is for anyone who has duties under the security provisions of the Explosives Regulations 2014, particularly employers, private individuals and other people manufacturing explosives, storing larger quantities of explosives or storing explosives that present higher hazards.

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Explosives Regulations 2014: Safety provisions – Guidance on Regulations (L150)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Explosives Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 October 2014. This guidance now applies. It is for anyone who has duties under the safety provisions of the Explosives Regulations 2014, particularly employers, private individuals and other people manufacturing explosives, storing larger quantities of explosives or storing explosives that present higher hazards.

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Simpler explosives and acetylene regulations

Thursday, September 11, 2014

New laws on working safely with explosives and compressed acetylene gas  will take effect next month.

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Explosives regulations 2014 – guidance

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Explosives Regulations 2014 will come into force on 1 October 2014. Draft guidance has been produced for anyone who has duties under the safety provisions of the Explosives Regulations 2014, particularly employers, private individuals and other people manufacturing explosives, storing larger quantities of explosives or storing explosives that present higher hazards.

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