Anyone wishing to manufacture or store a quantity of explosives (including retailers selling fireworks) within their premises, must be registered or licensed by a licensing authority.
The organisation to whom an application must be made will depend on the type and quantity of the explosives it is intended to store.
- If you intend to manufacture any form of explosive or firework, you must be licensed to do so by the Health and Safety Executive.
- If you intend to store 2,000kg or more of explosives (net weight), you must be licensed by the Health and Safety Executive.
- If you intend to store up to 2,000kg (net weight) of a type of explosive that requires an explosives certificate (for example, blasting explosive, black powder or smokeless powder), you must be registered with the Metropolitan Police.
- If you intend to import any fireworks, you must be registered with HM Customs and Excise.
Contact the Licensing Team
If you need more information, please get in touch.