Management systems for importers and exporters
Safety and security management systems
To import or export explosives, you must have a safety management system and security management system (except for unrestricted fireworks).
The management systems must address the following:
- the sea port or airport operations
- every explosive imported or exported under the licence or permit
- the condition of the explosive
- the safety of the explosives for transport
- confirmation of integrity of security through locks, seals, etc.
- plans to manage unplanned, credible events where the explosives, packing, shipping container are unsafe, damaged, out of specification or incorrectly classified
- receipt inspection to confirm the quality and accuracy of supply for quantity and product
- the representative or agent of the importer who will manage the import during unloading and handling activities
- contamination and quarantine requirements.
Read more about safety and security management systems.
Non-compliance with safety and security conditions
If any of your imported explosives don't comply with safety and security conditions, they'll be directed to the nearest government explosives reserve for de-stuffing, inspection and storage until you can rectify the problem. The first journey provisions of the Australian explosives code are then no longer relevant.
If you have 2 or more consecutive shipments of the same products with the same safety and security non-compliances, your next shipment may be directed to the nearest government explosives reserve for de-stuffing, inspection and storage.
This tightened inspection approach helps identify and rectify the root cause of the non-compliance and ensures it doesn't reoccur. The tightened inspections continue until you have 2 consecutive imports without the same non-compliances.
The Explosives Inspectorate encourages importers and exporters to use photographic-based journals to prove compliance at the time of consignment.