Australian Standard AS 2187.2-1998: Explosives - Storage and Use - Use of Explosives - Western Australia

Service summary

You must comply with this standard if you intend to export, manufacture, supply or use explosives. You are prohibited from exporting or supplying explosives if they are defective according to this standard. You are required to comply with this standard if you manufacture bulk ammonium nitrate based explosives, dispose of explosives or intend to blast or create a blast plan.

The standard specifies requirements for the safe use of explosives including the mixing, testing, initiation and firing of charges. The standard also provides information on misfires as well as considerations such as ground vibration and airblast. Special topics including blasting in hot material, blasting under water and demolition by blasting are also included.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Mines and Petroleum
Resources Safety

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Head Office, Resources Safety
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Resources Safety

Operating address:
Level 2
1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth
Western Australia 6004
Mailing address:
100 Plain Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004


08 9358 8002


08 9358 8000

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