Security plan for sellers of security-sensitive explosives
You must provide a copy of your security plan when you apply for a licence to sell explosives.
What goes in the plan
The security plan must identify all security-related risks to the explosives that may affect an individual, property and information kept by you about the explosives.
Your security plan should outline how you'll ensure that:
- explosives are secure
- theft or break-ins can be stopped, delayed and/or easily detected
- you have accurate record keeping and accounting
- the explosives are delivered to the appropriate purchaser
- the chain of possession of all explosives can be traced from you to the buyer's delivery point (including the seller, transporter and magazine keeper of the receiving store as appropriate)
- information about explosives and their location, quantities, performance, transport routes and delivery arrangements is available only to authorised and appropriate personnel
- suspicious incidents are reported to you, the police and the Explosives Inspectorate
- all personnel in the chain of possession who have unsupervised access to the security-sensitive explosives are cleared for this and for the explosives associated with the purchase order and delivery.
You must review your security plan every year, and whenever there is a change in the national counter-terrorism alert level or level of risk.
You must also review your security plan whenever you experience any of the following:
- loss of explosives or a stock discrepancy that cannot be accounted for
- unauthorised entry or attempted break-in to your explosives storage place
- theft of explosives
- explosives obtained fraudulently
- intentional damage to one of your explosives facility
- loss or theft of information about explosives
- failure to deliver a shipment by the expected delivery time.
Other licence holders in the chain of possession
All licence holders in the chain of possession of security-sensitive explosives must have security plans that complement your security plan. This includes people who:
- buy security-sensitive explosives (e.g. shotfirer, fireworks contractor)
- sell or store explosives
- are third parties in the process, such as transporters and other handlers.
- Last reviewed: 15 Jan 2020
- Last updated: 21 Jan 2020
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