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Secure your fertiliser

Terrorist groups have used fertiliser to make explosive devices for many years.

As we're the heaviest user of ammonium and ammonium nitrate-based fertilisers in the world there are more opportunities for terrorists to get hold of it in the UK. 

If you use, store or make fertiliser make sure it doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

Regardless of the amount, it's your responsibility to take appropriate security measures. 

Keep to this 5-point plan: 
  1. Use a supplier approved by the Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme.
  2. Keep the fertiliser in a secure area or sheeted away from public view.
  3. Carry out regular stock checks and report any loss to the police immediately (call 101).
  4. Never leave fertiliser in fields overnight.
  5. Never sell ammonium nitrate without seeing the correct documentation.

For more guidance visit the government's Secure Your Fertiliser website. The site is aimed at farmers, buyers, agricultural contractors, hauliers, merchants, blenders, importers, manufacturers and other organisations involved in fertiliser storage.

You can also view for further information and to find out how to report anything suspicious. 'Make Nothing Happen'.
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