This guidance is relevant if your machinery or electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) business manufactures, stores or disposes of explosives.
What you must do
Check if you need a permit, licence or exemption
If you produce explosives you must have a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit under part A.
If you have a permit, licence or exemption you must comply with its conditions. If you do not comply with conditions you can be fined or even sent to prison.
Check if COMAH applies to your business
If you manufacture or store explosives you should check if your site is regulated by the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations.
Find out if COMAH applies to your business in our COMAH guidance
Comply with health and safety requirements
If you manufacture or store explosives you must comply with health and safety licensing and registration requirements.
If you dispose of explosive waste, you must comply with special health and safety requirements. You cannot send explosives to landfill or dump them at sea.
For further information, contact the HSE in Scotland or the Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland.