Commonwealth Agencies

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)


Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)




Explosives Legislation and Jurisdictions


Infrastructure and Transport


Safe Work Australia



European Federation of Explosives Engineers (EFEE)

EFEE is a membership organisation with the aim to educate, unify and improve working standards and the blasting and explosives industry across Europe. EFEE has representation across 56 countries and committees that directly influence EU directives, shot firing and environmental impacts.


Safex International

SAFEX is an international association of explosives companies that share health, safety and environmental information on any topic that can prevent unwanted explosives incidents. SAFEX issues Good Practice Guides and Topical Papers on various issues to assist with explosives health, safety and with environmental issues. It was founded in 1953. AEISG has been a Corporate Associate Member of SAFEX since 2009.


The Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME)

The IME represents US manufacturers of high explosives and other companies that distribute explosives or provide related products and services. It has promoted safety and security practices throughout the life cycle of industrial explosive products since its establishment in 1913.

IME issues guidelines, codes and other publications on relevant explosives topics.

IME is a Corporate Associate Member of SAFEX.

AEISG has been a liaison member of IME since 2016.


The International Group of Experts on the Explosion Risks of Unstable Substances (IGUS)

IGUS brings together independent experts from all over the world to exchange information on the behaviour of unstable substances with respect to production, handling, storage and transport. Members of IGUS are from governments and independent research organisations. Experts from industry can attend meetings by invitation.

IGUS was established under the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 1962. Since 2005, IGUS no longer operates under the formal umbrella of OECD but continues to advance the testing and understanding of substances with explosive properties.

IGUS meets as required, usually annually and in conjunction with the International Chief Inspectors of Explosives meetings.


The International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE)

ISEE was formed in 1974 to advance the science and art of explosives engineering. It has established more than 40 local chapters throughout the world bringing together more than 4000 professionals in the explosives industry from around the globe.

Members have access to more than 3000 technical documents including journals and handbooks relevant to explosives, and ISEE holds annual conferences sponsored by members to share information on various explosives technical issues.

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

The Sub Committees of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonised system of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals meet twice a year to revise and update the following documents:

  • UN Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (The ‘Orange’ Book)
  • UN Globally Harmonised system of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (The ‘Purple’ Book)
  • UN Manual of Tests and Criteria

AEISG is a registered non-government observer at these meetings with the ability to attend meetings, to make/present submissions and to input to discussions within the meetings or within the advisory Explosives Working Group. Information in relation to meetings and proposed changes can be found on this site.