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UK Explosives Approved Body (UK-EAB)

The GB Explosives Notified Body (ENB) was replaced on 1 January 2021 by the UK Explosives Approved Body (UK-EAB). From that date, certification of explosives for import and sale in the UK will be carried out by UK-EAB following UK regulations. European CE marks issued by EU Notified Bodies will continue to be recognised in the UK until 31 December 2022.

In order to ensure that applications can be progressed to certification before the transition period ends on 31 December 2022, you must submit your application by 30 June 2022 at the latest.

The UK-EAB is aware of the announcement made by BEIS on Monday 20th June. We are currently reviewing the implications of this announcement with UK government colleagues and will be updating our website and frequently asked questions in due course.


The UK Explosives Approved Body (UK-EAB) offers an independent, specialised technical service in the assessment and certification (UKCA and UK(NI)-marking) of explosives.

UK-EAB operates within the Health and Safety Executive under the Explosives Regulations 2014 (as amended) that lay down safety requirements and transfer arrangements for:

  • blasting explosives
  • detonating cords
  • detonators
  • propellants

The Explosives Regulations 2014 (as amended) do not cover military explosives.

Assessment and Certification

The following links give more information on assessment and certification:


Lists of certificates

Lists of UKCA and UK(NI) Certificates issued and withdrawn along with Quality Modules issued are contained in an Excel spreadsheet [xlsx, 22 kB].

The list is fully searchable and can be sorted and filtered as required.

Please note:

  • The list is updated whenever there are significant changes.
  • If you are in doubt whether a Certificate or Approval to Affix the UKCA/UK(NI) Mark is still valid, please contact us for clarification using the details below.


There is a separate spreadsheet containing current UK-issued CE marks valid in the UK until 31 December 2022 [xlsx, 24 kB].

Further Information

For further information please email or contact:

Samantha Dennis
UK Explosives Approved Body
HSE Science and Research Centre
Harpur Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire
SK17 9JN
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 2184

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