Throughout the life cycle of civil (commercial) and military explosives
Explosives life cycle
SAFEX is concerned about the harmful impacts of explosives throughout their life cycle. The life cycle encompasses the design, development, manufacture, storage, distribution, use and disposal or recycling of explosives products
What are “explosives”?
They include explosive initiating devices, propellants, commercial and military powders as well as raw and intermediate materials dedicated to the manufacture of explosives such as technical grade ammonium nitrate (TGAN). It does not include fireworks.
Civil, or commercial explosives, comprise blasting explosives and initiating systems used for mining and civil engineering
Military explosives are used in weapon systems employed primarily by defence forces for peace keeping purposes.
Technical grade ammonium nitrate (TGAN) is a typical raw material used exclusively in the manufacture of civil explosives