Assessment and Certification (UKCA or UK(NI)-marking)
From 1 January 2021 European CE marks issued by EU
Notified Bodies will continue to be recognised in the UK. However,
from 1 January 2022 all blasting explosives, detonating cords,
detonators and propellants used commercially must bear the UKCA or
UK(NI) mark, if they are placed on the UK market.
Applications for certification must be made on the UK-EAB application form using the modular
system for assessing conformity. Usually, Module B, UKCA or
UK(NI) Type Examination, is supported by a quality system
(Module D or E) or by Module C (Conformity to Type). Module C2
involves UK-EAB in taking samples of the manufacturer's
UK-EAB grants approval for the UKCA or UK(NI) mark to be
affixed to products that comply with the Essential Safety
Requirements of the Explosives Regulations 2014 (as amended).
Note: If you have problems downloading the
electronic version of the application form, please contact UK-EAB directly.
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