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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    In Focus: Explosives Act 1923


    In 1875 the Explosives Act was passed to amend the law with respect to manufacturing, keeping, carrying, selling, and importing gunpowder and other explosive substances. Under the 1875 Explosions Act it was an offence to: sell gunpowder in a public place; sell gunpowder to children under the age of 16; and to throw fireworks in a public place.

    It was also an offence to manufacture or possess explosive substances without authority. Failing to take necessary precautions to prevent access to any type of explosives was a further offence.

    What is the Explosives Act of 1923?

    The 1923 Explosives Act was an act to amend the Explosives Act of 1875 and provided substitutes for more general rules that were found in the 1875 act. The main effects of the 1923 act include:

    • Precautions are to be taken by occupiers for the prevention of accidents by explosion or fire in any such factory, store or magazine or registered premises as detailed in the Explosives Act of 1875
    • The prevention of any unauthorised person having access to such a factory, store, or registered premises. If regulations are not complied with then fines can be accrued
    • The restriction of the employment of young persons in gunpowder factories, magazine and stores
    • This means that anyone under the age of eighteen is not allowed to work, or even enter into such a ‘dangerous’ place unless in the presence of an adult of twenty-one years or over. Furthermore, anyone who is sixteen or under was prohibited from working in such a place.

    Have you had a recent accident at work?

    If you have had a work related accident in the last three years that has not been your fault, then Accident Advice Helpline could help you. Maybe you have been involved in an accident after failing health and safety at work or a pre-existing medical condition has become exacerbated after a recent accident in the workplace?

    With over a decade’s worth of experience assisting in the legal process of claiming compensation, our professional advisers are on hand to offer you advice and guide you through the stages of claiming for your work related injury.

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    Date Published: November 17, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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