Following the introduction of the Explosives Regulations 2014 EIG has produced a series of Brief Guides to assist members of the explosives industry. These brief guides are not intended to replace the HSE sub-sector guides to ER2014 but to point users where to find more information. The guides are subject to review and users should ensure they have an up to date copy from this website.
Please read the Introduction for more information.
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
Online versions of the Drafts for CEN Enquiry from CEN/TC 212/WG 5
prEN 16263-1 – http://drafts.bsigroup.com/Home/Details/753
prEN 16263-2 – http://drafts.bsigroup.com/Home/Details/754
prEN 16263-3 – http://drafts.bsigroup.com/Home/Details/755
prEN 16263-4 – http://drafts.bsigroup.com/Home/Details/757
prEN 16263-5 – http://drafts.bsigroup.com/Home/Details/759
prEN 16264 – http://drafts.bsigroup.com/Home/Details/747
prEN 16265 – http://drafts.bsigroup.com/Home/Details/763
Anyone can view and comment on the online versions by logging onto the system (after registering on the first visit). The public comment period for these drafts ends on 31 July 2011