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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 2021.


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:


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Lists of UKCA and UK(NI) Certificates issued and withdrawn along with Quality Approvals withdrawn will be contained in an Excel spreadsheet.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  • UKCA/UK(NI) Type Certificates cancelled or withdrawn
  • Quality Approvals withdrawn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