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Applying for a Site Identification Code

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The UK has now left the EU. Your health and safety responsibilities have not changed in the transition period.

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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
EEA State other than the United Kingdom Manufacturer  the national authority of that state
outside the EEA by a manufacturer established in Great Britain and the place of import of the civil explosives into the EEA is Great Britain  Manufacturer  HSE
Outside the EEA by a manufacturer established in Northern Ireland or an EEA State other than the United Kingdom and the place of import of the civil explosives into the EEA is Great Britain  Manufacturer  HSE who will attribute a code on request 
Outside the EEA by a manufacturer who is not established in Great Britain and the place of import of the civil explosives into the EEA is the United Kingdom  Importer  HSE 
Outside the EEA by a manufacturer who is established in Great Britain and the place of import of the civil explosives into the EEA is Northern Ireland.  Manufacturer  HSE for a site code who will attribute a code on behalf of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
Outside the EEA by a manufacturer who is established in Great Britain and the place of import of the civil explosives into the EEA is not the United Kingdom Manufacturer  The national authority of the EEA state

Exceptions to the requirement for a site code

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

How to obtain a site code from HSE

Applications for a Site Identification Code should be made to HSE by email to [email protected]  , clearly set out all of the following information:

This information is required before HSE can issue a Site Identification code.  The Site Identification code - a unique alphanumerical code - will be issued to the applicant by email.

This information will be routinely provided to the European Commission to enable them to coordinate and share information on site codes issued by different member states.

Updated: 2014-09-30