The stimulation of potential future scientists by exciting practical demonstrations under controlled conditions is a fundamental part of all scientific education. There are many exciting experiments involving explosives and energetic systems that can be undertaken in an educational environment without requiring special permissions or extensive precautions. Examples of such experiments can be found in the Demonstrations section of this guide.
The demonstrations may be suitable for use:-
- In schools
- In higher educational establishments
- As part of science festivals or demonstrations or lectures
Advice is given on a practical approach to complying with the requirements of the Explosives Regulations 2014 (ER2-14) for those persons who are not required to have a licence. Nothing in this guide, however, removes the requirement to restrict the amount of explosives manufactured for the purposes of demonstrations. Advice is also given on compliance with the requirement for an explosive certificate under the new regulations.
The guide has been produced by a joint working party of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Royal Institution (RI) and the Explosives Industry Group of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI/EIG).
The current version of this Guide may be downloaded by clicking this link
Explosives in Educational Demonstrations Guide
Please always ensure you have an up-to date copy.
It is presented in Adobe pdf format for viewing on screen, but also is formatted so that it may be printed as an A4 or A5 booklet.
- 24 November 2013 – V1.1 – Initial publication
- 1 October 2014 – V2.1 – minor revisions for Explosives Regulations 2014
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A Practical approach to Risk Assessment which is relevant to small companies including wholesale and retail organizations involved in the storage, distribution and supply of explosives including fireworks.
The guide has been prepared in association with the Explosives Industry Forum.
The guide may be downloaded free of charge – Risk Assessment Guide
- Ability to set shell burst diameter to override ShellCalc© defaults
- Optional calculation and display of “normal” debris paths and distances – eg shell case fragments
- Optional calculation and display of “long burning” debris paths and distances – eg Kamuro stars
Please click here for more information and a free download link
Part 2: Requirements
Part 3: Test methods