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SAFEX GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE – Transportation of Ammonium Nitrate

The international explosives industry association SAFEX has recently issued its new Good Practice Guide (GPG06(1)) covering the transportation of technical grade ammonium nitrate.

This guide will complement the existing SAFEX Good Practice Guide for the storage of ammonium nitrate (GPG02).

Ammonium nitrate is manufactured, imported, transported, stored and used in large quantities by the explosives industry in Australia, and has been involved in significant explosive incidents in Australia and other parts of the world. The SAFEX Good Practice Guides provide guidelines for those working with ammonium nitrate to ensure hazards are appropriately addressed and risks are maintained at an acceptably low level.

Access to SAFEX Good Practice Guides can be obtained through their website www.safex-international.org.