This Guide has been produced by a joint working group of the explosives industry, specialist engineers for blast resistant structures and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)/Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR), on behalf of the Explosives Industry Group of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
This Guide takes into account developments and lessons in the field since the publication of the 1st Edition in May 2011, which is superseded.
It will assist those who manufacture and store explosives to provide equivalent levels of protection to people or explosives through structural engineering means, rather than compliance with the expected minimum separation distances (Quantity-Distances, QDs). Due to time and cost, it is unlikely to be the chosen route to Licensing, where compliance with HSE’s published separation distances can be easily achieved.
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