Securing hazardous materials

Documents and information that explain how to secure hazardous materials.

All the documents below have been produced following extensive consultation with UK industry sectors leads, and with with the Home Office,The Association of Chief Police Officers, Terrorism and Allied Matters (ACPO TAM) and other government departments.

Further information

Secure your fertiliser

Anyone who handles or stores fertiliser should consider its security to ensure that it does not fall into the wrong hands. The leaflets, the 5 point plan and guidance document below offer advice.

  1. Secure your fertiliser
  2. Security of fertiliser storage on farms

Know your customer

This leaflet and poster are to raise awareness among site operators about the ‘dual-use’ nature of hazardous products. They provide advice about ensuring that they supply those products to known customers, and encourage them to be more enquiring of new customers and to report suspicious enquiries to police.

  1. Dual-use chemicals: reminders for shops and suppliers

Notify appropriate authorities

Managers and occupiers of laboratories and other premises must notify the appropriate authorities that they intend to hold, keep or use stocks of specified disease-causing micro-organisms and toxins.

Published 19 November 2014