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#1 wayne

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 02:51 PM

I've just received the following email from the HSE:

 

Dear working group member

 

HSE is pleased to announce that the Explosives Regulations 2014 have been laid before parliament and will come into force on 1st October 2014. The regulations are available to view at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1638/contents/made.

 

The ELR team would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your support and contributions to the programme of work, allowing us to reach this stage.

 

and referring to the regulation in question, it is still listed as:

 

6.  (1)  Subject to paragraph (2), no person may manufacture explosives unless that person holds a licence for that manufacture and complies with the conditions of that licence.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to—

(a)the manufacture of explosives for the purpose of laboratory analysis, testing, demonstration or experimentation (but not for practical use or supply) where the total quantity of explosives being manufactured at any time does not exceed 100 grams, but nothing in this sub-paragraph is to be taken as authorising any acquisition or keeping of explosives for which an explosives certificate is required by virtue of regulation 5, without such a certificate;

 

Which all mean that the regulation 6(2)(a) has made it through to the final regulations untouched with all the exemptions for experimentation!  Its good news because the exemption is still present in the regulations - without our input, there was a good chance it wouldn't be there!

 

Mission accomplished!

 

I'm still working on the good practice guidance and I'll let you know where to download this as soon as it comes available.

 

Cheers,


Wayne.
 

 

 



#2 Vic

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:49 PM

I think you are right, we would have lost the 100g rule. Thanks for all that you have done on our behalf.

 

There is so much we can do now and with your Good Practice Guidance coming to print and the police now understanding more about us.

With careful steps forward and responsible attitude there is much we can achieve in the future.


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#3 Arthur Brown

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 09:03 PM

Congratulations Wayne. All we have to do now is continuously prove that we are worth the implied trust, and that amateur pyrotechnics is a legitimate and safe hobby -even if it's a minority interest.


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#4 fruitfulsteve

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 09:30 PM

Excellent stuff. Well done Wayne !!


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#5 dr thrust

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:11 PM

We'll done Wayne ,amazing simply amazing

#6 starseeker

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:52 PM

Fantastic news Wayne,

We can now enjoy our hobby with the piece of piece of mind knowing that what we are doing is legitimate and legal, :)

 

I would have thought that we could now have a mini PGI type meet where we can make 100g devices and test them .



#7 maxman

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:10 PM

Excellent! that's great news. Thanks to Wayne and all involved.

 

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