​Section 98 of the Weapons Regulations 2016 outlines the legislative requirements that enable the Authorised Officer to approve safe storage measures equivalent to or of a higher standard than those required under this regulation.  If your storage differs from those set in the regulation, written approval is required from the Authorised Officer. 

An application can be made in writing to an authorised officer to take a particular safety measure for the safe storage of weapons other than those listed above.  Your application should outline the measures being replaced with those proposed, indicating how these measures meet or exceed the safe storage requirements of those being replaced.

The authorised officer must be satisfied that the proposed safety measures give at least the same level of safety and security as the replaced measures.  You should include all information about security at premises (i.e. Alarms and locks), photos if available, contact telephone numbers and email addresses.