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Guidance is available for applicants seeking CE certification of their products, covering:

  • The Rules for Certification of Explosives for Civil Uses
  • How to apply for a CE mark and details of the information required in a submission
  • The EC modular system for assessing conformity and the combinations of modules available to applicants
  • The assessment process
  • Procedures for granting, maintenance, extension or withdrawal of certification
An updated edition is now available (30 June 2020)


NB. If you have problems downloading the electronic version of the guidance or application form, please contact ENB directly.


Useful References


  • Council Directive 2014/28/EU of 5 April 1993 on the harmonisation of the provisions relating to the placing on the market and supervision of explosives for civil uses. OJ No. L 121, 15 April 1993.
  • The Explosives Regulations 2014 (Amendment). Statutory Instrument 2016 No. 315.
  • Explosive Regulations 2014: Guidance on Regulations - Safety provisions. HSE. ISBN 9780717665518
  • Harmonised European standards on explosives for civil uses in support of Directive 93/15/EEC including standards in Series EN13630 (detonating cords and safety fuses); Series EN13631 (high explosives); Series EN 13763 (detonators and relays); EN13938 (propellants and rocket propellants) and Series EN 13857; CEN, Rue de Stassart 36, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium (tel: (32-2) 550 0811, fax: (32-2) 550 0819}. British Standards, which implement European standards, are available from BSI, 389 Chiswick High Road, London W4 4AL (tel: +44(0)20 8996 9000, fax: +44(0)20 8996 7001}.
  • The Blue Guide on the implementation of EU product rules 2014


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