Security plan for security-sensitive explosives

You must provide a copy of your security plan when you apply for a licence to sell explosives and inform the Chief Inspector of Explosives if you make any revisions.

What goes in the plan

Your security plan should outline how you'll ensure that:

  • explosives are secure
  • theft or break-ins can be detected easily
  • the explosives are delivered to the purchaser
  • you have accurate record keeping and accounting (so you can identify losses quickly and accurately)
  • information about explosives and their location, quantities, performance, transport routes and delivery arrangements is available only to authorised staff and their clients' organisation
  • suspicious incidents are reported to you, the police and the Explosives Inspectorate
  • 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)
  • 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.

Use our template to develop your security plan.

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.