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
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
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