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GB Explosives Notified Body (ENB)


The GB Explosives Notified Body (ENB) offers an independent, specialised technical service in the assessment and certification (CE-marking) of explosives within the scope of the European Directive 2014/28/EU (the Civil Uses Directive recast). ENB operates within the Health and Safety Executive under the Explosives Regulations 2014 (Amendment) (ERAR2016), which implement the Directive in Great Britain.

Directive 2014/28/EU and ERAR2016 lay down safety requirements and transfer arrangements for:

  • blasting explosives
  • detonating cords
  • detonators
  • propellants

The Civil Uses Directive (recast) and ERAR2016 do not cover military explosives or most pyrotechnic articles.

Further information is available by following these links:


  • HSE pages on CE marking of explosives
  • Council Directive 2014/28/EU (on the harmonisation of the provisions on the placing on the market and supervision of explosives for civil uses recast)
  • ERAR2016 (Explosives Regulations 2014 Amendment)

Lists of certificates

Lists of EC Type Certificates issued and withdrawn along with Quality Approvals withdrawn are contained in an Excel spreadsheet.

The spreadsheet contains three tabs:

  • EC Type Certificates issued
  • EC Type Certificates cancelled or withdrawn
  • Quality Approvals withdrawn

Each list is fully searcheable and can be sorted and filtered as required.

Please note:

  • Certificates listed on our website may have been superseded by one issued by a different notified body.
  • The list is updated whenever there are significant changes.
  • If you are in doubt whether a Certificate or Approval to Affix the CE Mark is still valid please email or telephone +44 (0)203 028 2216 for clarification.

European Notified Bodies

List of European Notified Bodies

Further Information

For further information please email or contact:

Sue Hookham
GB Explosives Notified Body
HSE Science and Research Centre
Harpur Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire,
SK17 9JN
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 2216

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