Who should secure fertiliser?
In short, anyone who handles or stores fertiliser should give regard to its security to ensure that it does not fall into the wrong hands.
- Farmers and growers
- Buying groups
- Agricultural Contractors
- Storage services
The Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme encourages those involved in the sourcing and supply of fertiliser to take steps with regard to security, but does not extend directly to farms.
Regardless of how much fertiliser you store – it is important that you consider measures to prevent it from being acquired and misused by criminals.
The vast majority of terrorist attacks in the UK have used home made explosives, most of which has been fertiliser based. Even some of the smaller devices (less than 50 kg) have caused fatalities, injuries and substantial damage, so it can be seen that security is crucial at all levels of storage.