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Explosives and Fireworks Registration and Licence

Any business planning to store explosives such as fireworks, gunpowder, safety cartridges, or detonators (including air bag detonators), is required by law to have a current explosives registration or licence.

Any business planning to store more than 5 kg Net Explosive Quantity (NEQ) of explosives including fireworks, gunpowder, safety cartridges or detonators (including air bag detonators), is required by law to have a current explosives registration or licence. If all that is stored is cartridges, you can keep up to 15kg NEQ without registration. That is approximately 100,000 cartridges. However, most insurance companies require a registration for amounts below 15 kg NEQ.

 

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West Midlands Fire Authority
Fire Safety Centre
Oldbury Fire Safety Centre
Old Park Lane
Oldbury
Birmingham
B69 4PU

Telephone: 0121 544 7209