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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.

eigbriefPlease read the Introduction for more information.

#1 – Commercial manufacture of explosives

#2 – Commercial storage of larger quantities or higher hazard explosives

#3 – Storage of explosives at mines, quarries and in support of similar activities such as demolition

#4 – Professional firework display operators

#5 – Manufacture and storage of ANBI

#6 – Wholesale storage of hazard type 3 and hazard type 4 fireworks

#7 – Retail of hazard type 3 and hazard type 4 fireworks

#8 – Retail of pyrotechnic articles

#9 -Storage of pyrotechnic articles in support of other commercial activities

#10 – Using explosives in an educational environment

#11 – The 24 hour rule

#12 – Military explosives and CE marking

expdemo2This Guide contains a list of suitable demonstrations for a variety of audiences and includes, where available, links to further 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.

Revision Log:

  • 24 November 2013 – V1.1 – Initial publication
  • 1 October 2014 – V2.1 – minor revisions for Explosives Regulations 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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Guide on Risk AssessmentA 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

The new version of ShellCalc© is now available.  EIG recommends the use of ShellCalc© for professional firers planning displays.  The new version incorporates many enhancements including:-

  • 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

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