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UK Explosives Approved Body (UK-EAB)

The GB Explosives Notified Body (ENB) will be 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.

Introduction

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.

Further information

The following links give more information on assessment and certification:

References

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Lists of UKCA and UK(NI) Certificates issued and withdrawn along with Quality Approvals withdrawn will be contained in an Excel spreadsheet.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  • UKCA/UK(NI) Type Certificates cancelled or withdrawn
  • Quality Approvals withdrawn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.

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 seperate spreadsheet containing current CE marks valid in the UK until 31 December 2021 (Excel file).

Further Information

For further information please email EAB@hse.gov.uk or contact:

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

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 2216

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