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Security-sensitive dangerous substances (SSDS)

News December 2022: Updates to Regulations

The new Explosives Regulations 2022 include amendments relating to shot-firers, record keeping requirements, and Cracker Night in Tasmania. See full details about the remade Explosives Regulations.

What is an SSDS permit needed for?

You must get an SSDS permit from WorkSafe Tasmania to use, store, manufacture, purchase, sell or import:

  • SSE (Security Sensitive Explosives)
  • SSAN (Security Sensitive Ammonium Nitrate)

If you hold an SSDS permit, you can also apply to have ‘responsible workers’ added to the permit, who can carry out restricted activity on your behalf.

As a SSDS permit holder you are required to notify of the cessation of responsible workers under your permit.

How to apply for an SSDS permit

To apply for a new SSDS permit: submit a completed Application For Security-Sensitive Dangerous Substances Permit form (PDF, 3.1 MB) at a Service Tasmania outlet.

To add a responsible worker to your current SSDS permit or renew a responsible worker: submit a completed Application for New/Renewal Responsible Workers (PDF, 2.6 MB) form at a Service Tasmania outlet.

SSDS permits will only be issued if you:

  • are 18 years of age or older
  • have a legitimate need for the permit
  • are a ‘fit and proper person’ as determined by a National Police Record Check. You will be contacted by Worksafe Tasmania when we receive your SSDS permit application.

Exemptions

If you are involved in activities using less than 3 kg of SSAN, you can apply for an exemption.

You must submit a completed Security-Sensitive Dangerous Substances Application for Exemption of ‘Low-Scale Restricted Activity’ (PDF, 2.2 MB) form to any Service Tasmania outlet.

Resources

Application For Security-Sensitive Dangerous Substances Permit form (PDF, 3.1 MB)

Application for New/Renewal Responsible Workers (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Security-Sensitive Dangerous Substances Application for Exemption of ‘Low-Scale Restricted Activity’ (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Updated: 24th January 2023
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