SAFEX Newsletter

The SAFEX Newsletter was initiated for all members and other interested parties:

  • To inform the SAFEX Community of what is happening in SAFEX.
  • To provide a forum for readers to learn from the published articles and opinions expressed.
  • To encourage networking among members of the SAFEX Community.
  • To ensure SHE practices stay current and is shared.

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Incident Notification

Members can now notify SAFEX of incidents online by completing the Notification of Incident form after accessing the restricted pages (Intranet) with their access codes.

If your Company is a SAFEX Member and you don't have your individual access codes, please request them using the Member Nomination Form. Please do NOT use anyone else's access codes

Our Scope

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 explosives

Civil, or commercial explosives, comprise blasting explosives and initiating systems used for mining and civil engineering

Military explosives

Military explosives are used in weapon systems employed primarily by defence forces for peace keeping purposes.

Exclusive materials

Technical grade ammonium nitrate (TGAN) is a typical raw material used exclusively in the manufacture of civil explosives