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expdemo2This new 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 Manufacture and Storage of Explosives Regulations 2005 (MSER) for those persons who are not required to have a licence. Nothing in this guide, however, removes the requirement under Regulation 9 (2) of MSER to restrict the amount of explosives manufactured for the purposes of demonstrations.  Advice is also given on complience with the requirement for a certificate under the Control of Explosives Regulations 1991 (COER).

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

 

 

 

 

 

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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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