Class 1 – Explosives
Explosives are products that possess the ability to ignite or detonate as a consequence of a chemical reaction . In Australia explosives are classified into six Divisions according to their level of danger it is important for business owners who manage explosives to be aware of these Regulations and what is required of them in order to transport and store these Dangerous goods safely.
Class One Explosives are products that have the potential to be dangerous if not handled correctly.
The six divisions of Class One Explosives are:
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 compatibility 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.
Business owners who manage explosives need to be aware.
If you are responsible for handling explosives it’s important that you fully understand the risks involved and take all necessary precautions.
AIDGC Consultants are qualified to advise business owners on their responsibilities and obligations under the Explosives Code, and can provide guidance on how to handle, store and transport explosives safely.
Contact us today for more information or to find an Explosives Consultant in your State check the “Find a Consultant” section of this website.
- Local Regulations
- Australian Explosives (AE) Code or IMDG Code or IATA
- Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code
- AS 1216, Class labels for dangerous goods
- AS 2187.0, Explosives – Storage, transport and use – Terminology
- AS 2187.1, Explosives – Storage, transport and use – Storage
- AS 2187.2, Explosives – Storage and use – Use of explosives
- AS 2187.3, Explosives – Storage, transport and use – Pyrotechnics – Shopgoods fireworks – Design, performance and testing
- AS 2187.4, Explosives – Storage, transport and use – Pyrotechnics – Outdoor displays
- Purchase the Australian Standards
- Safety Data Sheets
AIDGC is currently developing a competency to accredit consultants for Class 1 work.