(1) In this Act:
container includes any receptacle and any covering.
convey includes carry, load, unload, transfer, transmit, pump or discharge.
exercise a function includes perform a duty.
explosive means any article or substance prescribed by the regulations as an explosive for the purposes of this Act.
explosive precursor means any article or substance prescribed by the regulations as an explosive precursor for the purposes of this Act.
function includes power, duty and authority.
handling includes the activities of conveying, manufacturing, processing, possessing, using, preparing for use, treating, dispensing, storing, packing, selling, supplying, importing into the State from another country, rendering harmless, abandoning, destroying and disposing.
inspector means an inspector appointed under Part 4.
licence means a licence under this Act.
manufacture, in relation to any explosive, includes the blending together of any substances to make the explosive, the breaking up of the explosive and the re-making, altering or repairing of the explosive.
premises means any land, building or enclosed place, or part of land, building or enclosed place, or any portable structure.
regulatory authority—see section 4.
sell includes any of the following:(a) sell by tender,(b) barter or exchange,(c) consign or deliver for sale,(d) advertise for sale,(e) offer for sale,(f) have in possession for sale,(g) agree to sell,(h) sell or do any of the above:(i) as an agent or broker, or(ii) by an agent or broker,(i) cause a sale to take place or cause any of the above to be done.In paragraphs (c)–(g), the expressions sale and sell are capable of having the extended meaning given by paragraph (a) or (b) or both.
substance means any natural or artificial substance, whether in solid or liquid form or in the form of a gas or vapour.(2) Notes included in this Act do not form part of this Act.