Class 1 – Explosives

Class 1 is divided into six divisions as follows: Division 1.1 Substances and articles which have a mass explosion hazard Division 1.2 Substances and articles which have a projection hazard but not a mass explosion hazard Division 1.3 Substances and articles which have a fire hazard and either a minor blast hazard or a minor projection hazard or both, but not a mass explosion hazard Division 1.4 Substances and articles which present no significant hazard Division 1.5 Very insensitive substances which have a mass explosion hazard Division 1.6 Extremely insensitive articles which do not have a mass explosion hazard Further to this, there are twenty compatitbility groups designated by a capital letter. These substances are identified by the Class 1 labels (samples available for download below) and Class 1 designation in any Safety Data Sheet.

Refer to:

  • Local laws
  • Australian Explosives (AE) Code or IMDG Code or IATA
  • AS 1216-2006, Class labels for dangerous goods
  • AS 2187.0-1998, Explosives – Storage, transport and use – Terminology
  • AS 2187.1-1998, Explosives – Storage, transport and use – Storage
  • AS 2187.2-2006, Explosives – Storage and use – Use of explosives
  • AS 2187.3-1999, Explosives – Storage, transport and use – Pyrotechnics – Shopgoods fireworks – Design, performance and testing
  • AS 2187.4-1998, Explosives – Storage, transport and use – Pyrotechnics – Outdoor displays
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  • Safety Data Sheets

AIDGC is currently developing a competency to accredit consultants for Class 1 work.