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Hazard Related Topics


CDM 2015 Regulation 21 states that, in essence, explosives should be transported and used safely and securely. Further, that operatives handle them in a safe manner and that no one should be injured from the explosion or projectiles.

The term "explosives" covers a very wide range of materials which are subject to control with regard to their manufacture acquisition, storage, handling or transport. If the use of explosives is seen to be a necessary part of the construction process, the Health and Safety Plan should identify the need for a Method Statement.

Control of Explosives Regulations 1991 (COER)

Note that the Control of Explosives Regulations (COER) 1991 is concerned with the security of explosives.


The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations lays down that explosive and pyrotechnic substances (but not preparations) must be supplied with safety data sheets so that the user is able to take necessary precautions for health and safety and the protection of the environment.

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