Security and Safety Advice for the storing of Fertiliser

This information is circulated on the advice of Suffolk Police, however the advice given has been developed by the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), National Farmers’ Unions and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO).

There have been reports of thefts in the country.  Please report any suspicious activity/ thefts immediately.

Suspicious Activity

  • All communities should remain vigilant and report suspicious behaviour to the police
  • Report individuals asking specific questions about, or taking pictures of, a facility or a farm’s processes
  • Report any attempts to purchase fertilisers, diesel, herbicides or pesticides by those not authorised or suspicious individuals

101 is now the number to call your local police
In an emergency always call 999

Chemical Storage

Chemical Storage Bags

  • Where possible store all fertiliser inside a dedicated locked building or compound
  • Do not leave fertiliser where it is visible to the public
  • Do not sell fertiliser unless the purchaser is known by you to be a bona-fide farmer or user
  • Record fertiliser deliveries and usage and carryout regular stock takes and Report immediately any stock discrepancy or loss to the police
  • Record any manufacturer code numbers from the bags and detonation resistance test certificates as you may be required to present them
  • The Health and Safety Executive can provide further advice on the storage and transportation of fertilisers, particularly ammonium nitrate

From here you can download an Alert Leaflet containing all the relevant details.

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