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   1.   Interpretation.

   2.   Power to appoint inspectors.


   3.   Restriction on manufacture of unauthorised explosive.

   4.   Restriction on manufacture of authorised explosive.


   5.   Restriction on storage or possession of unauthorised explosive.

   6.   Restriction on storage of authorised explosive.


   7.   Licence necessary to deal in explosives.

   8.   Sale of blasting cartridges and detonators.


   9.   No importation or exportation of explosives without permit.

   10.   Prohibition of use of blasting materials without permit.

   11.   Offences and penalties.


   12.   Owners and occupiers of existing factories entitled to a licence.

   13.   Particulars to be stated on application.

   14.   Notice of inquiry into expediency of granting licence and objections.

   15.   Constitution, powers and duties of the commission.

   16.   Powers to grant or refuse licence on consideration of the report of the commission.

   17.   Issue of licence.

   18.   Amendment of licence.

   19.   Transfer of licence.

   20.   Revocation and lapse of licence.

   21.   Penalties for contravention of conditions of licence.

   22.   Permission to erect or use explosives magazine.

   23.   Issue of duplicates of licences or permits.

   24.   Right of appeal.


   25.   Powers of inspectors to enter and inspect factories, etc.

   26.   Penalties for obstructing inspector or refusing to answer inquiries, etc.

   27.   Power of inspector to order discontinuance of dangerous methods.


   28.   Duty of occupier of a factory to make special rules.

   29.   Penalties for endangering safety or causing loss of life.

   30.   Rules.

   31.   Application of the Act.

      Schedule   Authorised explosives.


Commencement: 9 September, 1936.

   An Act relating to the manufacture, storage, sale, transport, importation, exportation and use of explosives.

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "authorised explosive" means any explosive named in the Schedule to this Act and any other explosive which the Minister may declare by statutory instrument to be an authorised explosive;

   (b)   "blasting material" means any explosive used for the purpose of blasting;

   (c)   "danger building" means any building or part of a building used as an explosives factory or explosives magazine or in connection with an explosives factory or explosives magazine, unless in respect of that building or part of a building a certificate has been granted in accordance with rules made under this Act;

   (d)   "engineer" means the engineer-in-chief or any other officer whom the engineer may depute to exercise the powers conferred upon him or her by this Act;

   (e)   "explosives" means—

      (i)   gunpowder, nitroglycerine, dynamite, guncotton, blasting powders, fulminate of mercury or of other metals, coloured fires, and every other substance, whether similar to those herein mentioned or not, which is used or manufactured with a view to produce a practical effect by explosion or a pyrotechnic effect;

      (ii)   any fuse, rocket, detonator, cartridge and every adaptation or preparation of an explosive as herein defined;

      (iii)   any other substance which the Minister may from time to time by statutory instrument declare to be an explosive;

   (f)   "explosives factory" means any site licensed under this Act for the manufacture of any explosives, together with every mound, building (including an explosives magazine), and work on the site for whatever purpose used;

   (g)   "explosives magazine" means any building licensed under this Act for the storage of explosives;

   (h)   "inspector" means an inspector of explosives, or any person appointed or deputed under section 2;

   (i)   "local authority" means the council of any municipality or town within the meaning of the Local Governments Act or any other Act, and in all other areas the district commissioner or such person, body of persons or authority as the Minister may, by statutory instrument, appoint to be the local authority for the purpose of this Act;

   (j)   "manufacture" means the making and division of any explosive from or into its component parts by any process, the conversion of an explosive into an explosive of another kind and the alteration, fitting for use or repair of any explosive;

   (k)   "premises" means any land, road, harbour, river, building, structure, ship, boat, aircraft or other vessel, or any part thereof, or any tent, railway truck, motor vehicle, cart, van or other vehicle;

   (l)   "rules" means rules made and in force under this Act;

   (m)   "unauthorised explosive" means any explosive which is not an authorised explosive.

2.   Power to appoint inspectors.

   (1) The Minister may appoint such inspectors and such other officers, as to him or her may seem necessary for carrying out the provisions of this Act, and shall notify all such appointments in the Gazette.

   (2) The engineer may depute other persons to act as inspectors in certain localities and for certain purposes; and insofar as any such person is authorised so to act, he or she shall have the same powers and be subject to the same duties as are conferred and imposed upon inspectors by this Act.


3.   Restriction on manufacture of unauthorised explosive.

   (1) No person shall manufacture any unauthorised explosive unless—

   (a)   it is manufactured solely for the purpose of chemical experiment and not for sale, and in quantities not exceeding one pound in weight at any one time, or five pounds in all; or

   (b)   it is manufactured solely for practical trial as an explosive, and not for sale, and in such quantities and under such conditions as may be prescribed in writing by an inspector.

   (2) Any person who contravenes this section or any condition prescribed under the powers of this section commits an offence and is liable

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