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Assessment and Certification (UKCA or UK(NI)-marking)

European CE marks issued by EU Notified Bodies will continue to be recognised in GB until 11pm on 31 December 2024.

New legislation has been introduced that will allow you to use your CE certificate (for products that have been conformity assessed by an EU-recognised Conformity Assessment Body) before 11 pm on 31 December 2024, as a basis to declare that your existing product types are compliant with UKCA requirements.

Your product must undergo conformity assessment with the UK Explosives Approved Body in time for when your CE certificate expires or by 31 December 2027 whichever is sooner.

From 1 January 2025 all blasting explosives, detonating cords, detonators and propellants used commercially must bear the UKCA mark, if they are placed on the GB market.

The UKCA mark can be placed directly on the civil explosive product or on an accompanying document until 31 December 2027. From 1 January 2028 the UKCA mark must be placed directly on the civil explosive product itself.

Applications for certification must be made on the UK-EAB application form [pdf, 256 kB] 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 production.

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 us directly.

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