The primary goal of the AEISG is to continuously improve the level of safety and security throughout the manufacture, transport, storage, handling and use of explosives and their precursors (e.g. AN, ANEs) throughout Australasia.
The following roles for AEISG and its members were incorporated into its Constitution:
- Create an environment for open exchange of opinions/ideas on explosives industry matters;
- Disseminate information in relation to explosives industry issues,
- Health and safety (e.g. accidents, incidents)
- Technological advances in safety and security
- Represent the explosives industry nationally and internationally to regulatory bodies on safety, security and other matters;
- Liaise with national and international organisations to progress improved safety and security in the explosives industry;
- Develop and promote industry Codes of Practice (minimum acceptable standards);
- Promote consistency in legislation covering the explosives industry;
- Promote community perception of a competent and responsible industry.
In undertaking the above roles, the AEISG members hold association meetings 4 times per year, with further meetings to address specific technical issues as necessary, including the development and review of its industry Codes of Practice.
AEISG liaises with similar explosives associations in other countries including SAFEX, IME and FEEM. Further, AEISG, through the CEO or member representatives, is represented on national and international regulatory meetings (e.g. Australian Forum of Explosives Regulators, United Nations Committee of Experts on Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) where it can input to effective outcomes on safety and security issues involving explosives.
AEISG also prepares industry submissions on policies, legislation, standards/codes and other issues impacting on the explosives industry and, where relevant, seeks political and/or organisational support for the explosives industry position.