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
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
The Explosives Regulations 2014 (as amended) do not cover
Assessment and Certification
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and withdrawn along with Quality Modules issued are contained
in an Excel spreadsheet
[xlsx, 22 kB].
The list is fully searchable and can be sorted and filtered as
- 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 separate spreadsheet containing
current UK-issued CE marks valid in the UK until 31 December 2022
[xlsx, 24 kB].
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 2184