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 2021.
In order to ensure that applications can be progressed
to certification before the transition period ends on 31 December
2021 you should submit your application as soon as possible.
Although best endeavours will be made, we cannot guarantee that any
applications received after 1 September 2021 will be concluded to
certification by 31 December 2021. Any delays in submitting
the necessary additional information or clarification could also
impact on whether certification will be issued by the end of the
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
The Explosives Regulations 2014 (as amended) do not cover
The following links give more information on assessment and
Lists of certificates
Lists of UKCA and UK(NI) Certificates issued
and withdrawn along with Quality Approvals withdrawn will
be contained in an Excel spreadsheet.
The spreadsheet will contain three tabs:
- UKCA/UK(NI) Type Certificates issued
- UKCA/UK(NI) Type Certificates cancelled or withdrawn
- Quality Approvals withdrawn
Each list is fully searcheable and can be sorted and
filtered as required.
- The list is updated whenever there are significant
- 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 seperate spreadsheet containing
current CE marks valid in the UK until 31 December 2021 (Excel
For further information please email EAB@hse.gov.uk or contact:
UK Explosives Approved Body
HSE Science and Research Centre
Harpur Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 2216