Guide

Manufacturing explosives

Introduction

The manufacture of explosives is a tightly regulated business area. Explosives are highly dangerous substances which can cause harm to people and structures. There are special rules regarding health and safety, storage and security through the manufacturing process.

If you manufacture explosives it is likely that your business will need to get a licence from the Department of Justice (DOJ).

This guide will summarise the key actions for businesses under The Manufacture and Storage of Explosives Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (MSER(NI) 2006) as amended. It will help you to understand the activities classed as explosives manufacturing and storage, how to obtain the right licence and your responsibilities for health and safety.