If you are storing ammonium nitrate, then you don’t want to miss this!
Australasian Explosives Industry Safety Group Inc. AEISG have released the Code of Practice for the Storage and Handling of Ammonium Nitrate, Edition 1, June 2022.
What is it?
The industry puts a significant amount of work, including regulatory engagement, into these codes of practice. While currently not adopted by regulators as an approved or accepted code, there is a significant amount of information on ammonium nitrate, and this code provides an alternative risk-based approach to storing and handling.
This code sets out the requirements and recommendations to control the risks arising from the storage, and associated handling and security, of Ammonium Nitrate intended for use in the commercial explosives industry in servicing mines, quarries and construction within Australasia.
Where can I find it?
You can find the downloadable PDF version on the AEISG website here, or visit the AEISG homepage here for more information on the codes of practice.
There are exclusions in the code of practice, so be sure to read the document thoroughly and carefully.