You will require this licence if you intend to deal with blasting explosives. This licence allows the holder to either:
- purchase and use blasting explosives
- store and transport limited quantities of blasting explosives
- make an explosive mixture (ANFO) up to a specified quantity depending on the endorsements.
Blasting explosives can be used in quarrying, drilling, trenching, sub-soiling, rock breaking, stump removal, log splitting, other mining and agricultural applications, and for the purpose of creating special or theatrical effects.
Your licence will be endorsed for the use of certain types of explosives for specified purposes. Most licences are endorsed for general blasting operations but there are also several other specific endorsements including open cut mines and quarries and underground mines. Licences can also be endorsed to specify the methods of shot firing.
Persons employed for the preparation of charges or loading charges into a blast hole do not need to hold this licence, providing they are under the direct supervision of a licensed person, and do not fire any charge.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.