3. Explosives proposed to be stored or manufactured
(Notes 1 & 2)
UN Classification Code:
(To include Class, Division and Compatibility Code)
Name and Description:
Max quantity (kg) proposed:
4. Draft Licence
Draft licence to accompany application in accordance with Section 6 of Explosives Act 1875, (Note 3), to include the following:
Maps showing boundaries of land, and internal and external distances to be maintained, including: Scaled plan/s of proposed factory/magazine (Typical scale 1/100). Scaled map/s showing site and surrounding lands to a radius of 1km of site, showing all occupied buildings, institutions, factories, works, roads etc.(Typical scale 1/2500) (Note 4).
Deemed explosives; (ammonium nitrate, potassium nitrate, sodium chlorate, sodium nitrate and nitrobenzene) and explosives pre-cursers (e.g. matrix/UN 3375 substances) should also be included in the schedule.
In event of multiple item storage or manufacture a schedule should be included giving these details. Schedule should distinguish between explosive ingredients and finished explosives in the case of manufacture.
Refer to following sections of Explosives Act 1875 for the legislative process and legal interpretation:
Inside and Outside Safety Distances (quantity distances) may be shown in tabular form in the licence or in graphic form on the maps. Initial details supplied will be reviewed by, and discussed with Government Inspector of Explosives regarding appropriate distances to be maintained and explosives limits to be kept.
Construction features affecting explosives safety should be clearly defined including: mounds (traverses), internal partitions, wall/roof/floor construction. lightning protection, electrical specifications. Security measures may be discussed with the Government Inspector of Explosives.
General details of manufacturing and processing steps should be outlined together with the purpose and use of each building/compartment.
Completed form should be submitted to: Department of Justice and Law Reform