Explosives Regulations, 2013
Marginal note:Storage requirements — dwelling
304 (1) When propellant powder, percussion caps or black power cartouches are stored in a dwelling, they must be stored away from flammable substances and sources of ignition. People not authorized by the user must not be given unlimited access to the propellant powder, percussion caps or black powder cartouches.
Marginal note:Storage requirements — storage unit
(a) the storage unit must be located in a dry place, away from flammable substances and sources of ignition;
(b) the storage unit must be constructed and maintained to prevent unauthorized access and to protect the contents from weather;
(c) if the storage unit is a container, it must not impede exit in case of fire;
(d) if the storage unit is not a container, all exits must be kept unobstructed;
(e) any shelving in the storage unit must be made from a non-sparking material (for example, wood or painted metal);
(f) nothing other than small arms cartridges may be stored with the propellant powder, percussion caps or black powder cartouches;
(g) propellant powder, percussion caps, small arms cartridges and black powder cartouches must be stored separately from one another (for example, on different shelves or separated by a wooden barrier);
(i) the storage unit must be kept clean, dry, organized and free of grit;
(j) any spill, leakage or other contamination in the storage unit must be cleaned up immediately;
(k) precautions that minimize the likelihood of fire in or near the storage unit must be taken; and
(l) a sign that displays the words “Danger — Fire Hazard/Risque d’incendie” in letters at least 10 cm high and that prohibits smoking using letters, or a symbol, at least 10 cm high must be posted on the storage unit in a clearly visible location.
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