Industry Guidance and Codes of Practice
This Guide is concerned with the storage, handling and transportation of Ammonium Nitrate [AN] -based fertilisers and is intended for use by manufacturers, importers, merchants, storage companies and hauliers as a guide to good practice in the UK.
Guidance Note for Manufacturers, Importers, Blenders, Transporters, Store Keepers and Suppliers of Ammonium Nitrate Based Fertilisers.
This note is to advise you of your responsibilities and the serious consequences in the event of a batch of ammonium nitrate fertiliser failing a Detonation Resistance Test (DRT).
This Code of Practice is designed to reduce to a minimum the physical transfer of product, as defined, and enhance traceability for security purposes. This can be best achieved by placing the responsibility for the distribution/delivery of the product to the farmer user upon the producer or the first importer or his appointed distributor. The measures detailed herein apply equally to all three parties.
FMA Guidance Note (Version 1 - 18th July 2003)
This Guidance reflects the FMA's current understanding and interpretation of the Regulations. It may be subject to future amendment in the light of experience gained in working with the Regulations and to reflect changes which may be made to them.
Follow the Fluid Fertiliser Code
Guidance on Notification of Installations Handling Hazardous Substances (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (NIHHS)
The Notification of Installations Handling Hazardous Substances (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (NIHHS) requires that any site which contains or is liable to contain 150 tonnes or more of a Hazardous Substance specified in the Regulations shall be notified to the Health and Safety Executive.