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Control measure

Site specific risk information: Explosive materials

Control measure knowledge

This control measure should be read in conjunction with National Operational Guidance: Operations – Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI)

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Contact the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and other explosives licensing authorities with a view to identifying licensed sites in their areas so that they can undertake information-gathering visits.

  • Treat sites owned and/or used by firework display operators as falling into the priority group for inspections

  • Ensure effective and regular liaison is maintained with Ministry of Defence (MoD) establishments holding explosives and ensure they are fully aware of the emergency procedures for the establishment

  • Ensure close information-sharing links on explosive risks are maintained with fire safety departments, neighbouring fire and rescue services, police services, local authority trading standards departments, etc.

Tactical actions

There are no tactical actions associated with this control measure.