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GB Explosives Notified Body (ENB)


The GB Explosives Notified Body (ENB) offers an independent, specialised technical service in the assessment and certification (CE-marking) of explosives within the scope of the European Directive 93/15/EEC (the Civil Uses Directive). ENB operates within the Health and Safety Laboratory under the Placing on the Market and Supervision of Transfers of Explosives Regulations (POMSTER), 1993, which implement the Directive in Great Britain.

Directive 93/15/EEC and POMSTER lay down safety requirements and transfer arrangements for:

• blasting explosives
• detonating cords
• detonators
• propellants

The Directive and POMSTER do not cover military explosives or most pyrotechnic articles.


Further information is available by following these links:



  • HSE pages on CE marking of explosives
  • Council Directive 93/15/EEC (on the harmonisation of the provisions on the placing on the market and supervision of explosives for civil uses)
  • POMSTER (Placing on the Market and Supervision of Transfers of Explosives Regulations 1993)


Lists of certificates

Lists of EC Type Certificates issued and withdrawn along with Quality Approvals withdrawn are contained in the spreadsheet here.

The spreadsheet contains three tabs:

  • EC Type Certificates issued
  • EC Type Certificates cancelled or withdrawn
  • Quality Approvals withdrawn

 Each list is fully searcheable and can be sorted and filtered as required. 


List of European Notified Bodies


Further Information

For further information please email or contact:

Sue Hookham
GB Explosives Notified Body
Health and Safety Laboratory
Harpur Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire,
SK17 9JN
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)1298 218634


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