If you have explosives you must obtain an explosives license.
There are two types of certificate:
‘Acquire only’ certificate – to permit a person or company to obtain explosives that are to be used immediately, and not kept overnight
‘Acquire and keep’ certificate – to allow a person or company to obtain explosives and keep them in an approved storage place
Responsibility for licensing some stores has moved from Trading Standards Department to the Police. The following form (ER2) should be used by RFDs applying to store explosives: