What is required for the safe transport of explosives?

Licensing requirements

The overview of dangerous goods and explosives driver licences provides guidance on the licensing requirements for drivers transporting explosives.

Guidance for drivers and companies

Route restrictions for the transport of explosives - guidance note - 764 Kb

This guidance note summarises route restrictions that apply for transporting explosives within Western Australia, as prescribed by the Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007.

Companies

Dangerous goods transport hazard overview - template - 306 Kb

This overview highlights the potential issues associated with the transport of dangerous goods in a variety of packaging modes. Primarily, the template is a prompting mechanism for operators to use in evaluating their control of transport hazards.

Security requirements for the management of explosives - information sheet - 119 Kb

This information sheet summarises the applicable requirements and guidance for key issues in the security management of explosives under the Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 (Explosives Regulations).

Explosives management plan - guide - 631 Kb

This guide and its accompanying template will assist industry to prepare an explosives management plan (EMP). Use of the template is not mandatory but will ensure consistency in its application and streamline the review process.

Requirements for commercial transport of explosives - information sheet - 112 Kb

This information sheet summarises the key explosives transport requirements.

Explosives management plan - guide - 631 Kb

This guide and its accompanying template will assist industry to prepare an explosives management plan (EMP). Use of the template is not mandatory but will ensure consistency in its application and streamline the review process.

Security requirements for the management of explosives - information sheet - 119 Kb

This information sheet summarises the applicable requirements and guidance for key issues in the security management of explosives under the Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 (Explosives Regulations).

Guidance for ports

Overview of regulatory requirements for dangerous goods and explosives in ports - information sheet - 66 Kb

This information sheets explains the regulatory requirements in place from 1 January 2014 for dangerous goods and explosives being stored and handled at ports.

Guidance for mining operations

Transport of explosives on roads and at mines - guidance note - 165 Kb

This guidance note assists in identifying the regulatory requirements for the transport of explosives in Western Australia on both public roads and mine sites.

Transport of explosives in underground mines - information sheet - 53 Kb

This document sets out the critical issues to consider and how they should be approached. Further information on explosives transport on mines is available in Resources Safety’s Transport of explosives on roads and at mines - guidance note.

Incident reporting

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Applicable legislation

The Australian Explosives Code (AEC3) is available from Safe Work Australia.

Dangerous Goods Safety (Security Sensitive Ammonium Nitrate) Regulations 2007 - information sheet - 265 Kb

This information sheet explains the main amendments in effect from 1 January 2014 under the Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 (Explosives Regulations) and Dangerous Goods Safety (Security Sensitive Ammonium Nitrate) Regulations 2007.

Overview of explosives regulations - information sheet - 267 Kb

This document is for guidance only and the definitive statutory requirements are contained in the Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 (the Explosives Regulations).