The design and construction of our magazines is directed to complying with the requirements of Australian Standard 2187.1-1998 “Explosives – Storage, Transport and Use. Part 1: Storage”, and of the requirements of statutory and regulatory authorities prevailing at the particular destined location of the explosive storage magazine.


All our early magazines were manufactured under NSW standard as per Department of Mines (NSW) and AS A65 (1946).

In 1979 we began manufacturing magazines to AS2188-1979, which was the review of AS A65 and reissued as AS2188-1979. All magazines from this point on were manufactured to Australian Standards, as we were beginning to supply magazines Australia wide.

The Australian Standards were again revised in 1984, becoming AS2187.1-1984. At this time, we made a decision not only to manufacture for sale, but manufacture for rental (short and long term) Australia wide.

In 1988 another standard was released. This standard was AS2188-1988: Relocatable, which catered for larger magazines, i.e. converted containers.

In 1996 and 1997 Bruce and Margo had the opportunity to work with Standards Australia, and in particular Dangerous Goods Departments in both NSW and Queensland, in formulating the Draft Standard DR96477-96478, which in 1998 became the current standard AS2187.1-1998.

Each time a Standard has been revised and released, we also revise and update our plans to ensure our explosive storage magazines comply with the Standard current at the time of manufacture.

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