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Explosives Regulations, 2013

Version of section 427 from 2023-06-03 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Storage requirements — storage unit

 When fireworks are stored in a storage unit,

  • (a) the storage unit must be located in a dry place, away from flammable substances and sources of ignition;

  • (b) the storage unit must be constructed and maintained to prevent unauthorized access and to protect the contents from weather;

  • (c) if the storage unit is a container, it must not impede exit in case of fire;

  • (d) if the storage unit is not a container, all exits must be kept unobstructed;

  • (e) any shelving in the storage unit must be made from a non-sparking material (for example, wood or painted metal);

  • (f) nothing other than explosives classified as type F may be stored in the storage unit;

  • (g) electric matches must be stored separately from other explosives (for example, on different shelves or separated by a wooden partition);

  • (h) the storage unit must be attended when it is unlocked;

  • (i) the storage unit must be kept clean, dry, organized and free of grit;

  • (j) any spill, leakage or other contamination in the storage unit must be cleaned up immediately;

  • (k) precautions that minimize the likelihood of fire in or near the storage unit must be taken; and

  • (l) a sign that displays the words “Danger — Fire Hazard/Risque d’incendie” in letters at least 10 cm high and that prohibits smoking using letters, or a symbol, at least 10 cm high must be posted on the storage unit in a clearly visible location.

  • SOR/2022-121, s. 4

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