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Inspection instrument: Storage of Explosive Substances

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Inspection instrument: Storage of Explosive Substances
  • Belgium
Federal Public Service Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue
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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).

Sector / Industry covered: 
Warehousing and storage
Tasks covered: 
Handling Chemicals
Biological hazard: 
Not applicable
Hazard - physical state: 
Not applicable
Hazard - health effects: 
Toxic substances
Fire and explosion
Exposure route: 
Not applicable
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
General information
MS information
Target group: 
OSH consultant
Safety officers
Workers representatives
Year of publication: