Explosives Certificate

In the modern age of terrorism and uncertainly, keeping explosives in storage is often not advisable, however, should you require to keep acquire or keep explosives in storage, you will require an explosives certificate.

LICENCE Name

Explosives Certificate

AUTHORITY

Local Police

TIME TO GET LICENCED 4 weeks
COST £100
VALID FOR 5 years
ELIGIBILITY 18+ years
STEPS TO GET LICENSED
1

Documentation required

A list of all explosives in storage
Site plans of where storage is based
2

Application for Explosives Certificate

Applications to be made via the firearms licensing unit of your local police force.
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What is an explosives certificate?

If you wish to keep acquire or keep explosives in storage, you will require an explosives certificate.

Explosives covered under the Explosives Regulations 2014 can be used for commercial or leisure purposes. Some of these purposes could include explosives used in a commercial environment or at events where re-enactments of historical battles involve the use of muzzle-loading muskets and cannons.

Other forms of explosives may include fireworks, safety cartridges and vehicle airbag detonators.

Whatever the purpose or event, you must be able to provide good reason for acquiring or keeping any explosive material.

What different types of certificates are available?

There are two types of explosives certificate. The type of certificate you require will depend on how you plan to use or store the explosives.

Acquire Only

An acquire only explosives certificate is required when explosives are used and not kept or stored overnight.

Acquire and Keep

An acquire and keep explosives certificate are required when explosives are kept in an approved place of storage.

How to apply for an explosives certificate

Explosives certificate applications must be made via the firearms licensing unit of your local police force. You can find the contact details for your local police force at the Official UK Government Website.

FAQs

An explosives certificate is valid for up to 5 years and is not transferable from one person to another.
Yes. As well as an explosives certificate you may also need a shotgun certificate.
Under the explosive regulations, a valid fireworks licence is needed to buy, possess and use certain types of fireworks.
An explosives certificate may be required to acquire and store picric acid. Contact the firearms licensing unit of your local police force to find out whether an explosives certificate will be required in this instant.