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 GB has been
carried out by UK-EAB following UK regulations.
As outlined by the UK Department for Business, Energy and
Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on 14 November 2022, European CE marks
issued by EU Notified Bodies will continue to be recognised in GB
now until 31 December 2024.
The UK government has introduced new legislation that will allow
businesses to continue to place compliant CE marked civil use
explosive products on the GB market until 11 pm on 31 December
This will provide businesses placing goods on the GB market,
with flexibility to use the UKCA or CE marking until 31 December
In addition, new legislation will be introduced that will allow
you (manufacturers) 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
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.
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and withdrawn along with Quality Modules issued are contained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].
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