Inspection instrument: Storage of Explosive Substances

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With this tool, an enterprise can check whether sufficient measures have been taken to prevent and limit accidents and the serious consequences associated with the storage of explosive substances.


The instrument is intended for both Seveso companies and non-Seveso companies that store explosive substances. This tool focuses on all types of storage of explosive substances in buildings and is published by the Federal Public Service Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue.

The measures are grouped under the following risks:

  • fire
  • explosion
  • contamination
  • intrusion and theft.

Certain measures that are common to different risks occur in the parts that combine multiple risks (fire and explosion, explosion and contamination).

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Warehousing and storage
Federal Public Service Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue
Tasks covered: 
Handling Chemicals
Hazard - health effects: 
Fire and explosion
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Target group: 
OSH consultant
Safety officers
Workers representatives

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