Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
This guidance is relevant if your machinery or electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) business manufactures, stores or disposes of explosives.
If you produce explosives you must have a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit under part A.
If you have a permit, licence or exemption you must comply with its conditions. If you do not comply with conditions you can be fined or even sent to prison.
If you manufacture or store explosives you should check if your site is regulated by the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations.
Find out if COMAH applies to your business in our COMAH guidance
If you manufacture or store explosives you must comply with health and safety licensing and registration requirements.
If you dispose of explosive waste, you must comply with special health and safety requirements. You cannot send explosives to landfill or dump them at sea.
For further information, contact the HSE in Scotland or the Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
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