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Applying for a Site Identification Code

Who a dutyholder /manufacturer should apply to for a site code will depend on:

Who to apply to for a site code
Where the civil explosives are manufactured Who applies Who to apply to for a site code
Great Britain Manufacturer HSE
Northern Ireland Manufacturer  NIO
EEA state Manufacturer The national authority of that state.  The United Kingdom unilaterally recognises any site codes issued by EEA states and Switzerland.
Outside the EEA by a manufacturer established in Great Britain and the place of import of the civil explosives into the United Kingdom is Great Britain. Manufacturer HSE
Outside the EEA by a manufacturer who is established in Great Britain and the place of import of the civil explosives into the United Kingdom is Northern Ireland. Manufacturer HSE
Outside the EEA by a manufacturer established in Northern Ireland and the place of import of the civil explosives into the United Kingdom is Great Britain. Manufacturer

NIO

Outside the EEA by a manufacturer established in Northern Ireland and the place of import of the civil explosives into the United Kingdom is Northern Ireland. Manufacturer NIO
Outside the EEA by a manufacturer who is not established in the United Kingdom and the place of import of the civil explosives into the United Kingdom is Great Britain. Importer HSE 
Outside the EEA by a manufacturer who is not established in the United Kingdom and the place of import of the civil explosives into the United Kingdom is Northern Ireland. Importer NIO

Exceptions to the requirement for a site code

A site code is not required for civil explosives that are:

How to obtain a site identification code from HSE

Applications for a site identification code should be made to HSE on the application form. Completed forms should be emailed to [email protected].

Once this information has been received, HSE will issue the unique alphanumeric site identification code by email to the applicant.

Updated: 2021-01-20