Ensuring all sites storing large quantities of explosives are licenced and store them safely.
All business premises in Suffolk that store large amounts of explosives must be licenced by Trading Standards.
A large amount is between 250kg and 2000kg net weight. Even larger quantities need a licence from the Health and Safety Executive. Explosives include fireworks, gun ammunition and black powder.
Trading Standards officers inspect sites to ensure explosives are stored safely to prevent fire or explosion.
Trading Standards will provide free advice to local businesses that store or sell explosives regarding their legal obligations.
Explosive Licence Fees
As set by statute- The Health and Safety Fees Regulations 2010
From 6 April the fees for the year will be:
- New Licence - £178
- Licence renewal - £83
- New Registration - £105
- Registration Renewal - £52
- Varying / Transfer of licence - £35
If you wish to apply for an explosives licence (70KB) or registration (75KB) complete the applications, and return to Suffolk Trading Standards.
To read more about Trading Standards visit our homepage.