SI 2024/570
2nd May 2024
EU 2024/1244
2nd May 2024

Health and Safety Executive – Safety notice about thermites

HSE has identified that thermites, and thermite containing articles, meeting the criteria for being classified for transport in Great Britain and the ADR area as Class 1 dangerous goods (as explosive substances and articles) are currently being transported either as non-dangerous goods or as Class 4.1 dangerous goods (flammable solids).

Duty holders must not allow thermites and thermite containing articles to be consigned or accepted for carriage by road or rail without them having been assigned an appropriate classification by the Competent Authority of a contracting party to ADR.

Thermites and thermite containing articles should be manufactured and stored in accordance with the requirements of the Explosives Regulations 2014.