What an economic operator must do if they consider a civil explosive is not in conformity

There are specific requirements on economic operators depending on their role in the supply chain when they consider a civil explosive is not in conformity.

Manufacturer

If a manufacturer considers that a civil explosive on the market is not in conformity, they must immediately:

If a manufacturer considers a civil explosive presents a 'risk' they must immediately inform the market surveillance authority (MSA) and the competent national authorities in any of the countries where they have made the explosive available of that risk and any appropriate corrective measures

Authorised representatives, acting under written mandate from the manufacturer, must:

Cooperate with the competent national authorities, at their request, on any action taken to eliminate the risks posed by civil explosives covered by the mandate.

Importer

Please note, importers are considered to have the duties of 'manufacturers' if they place a civil explosive on the market under their own trademark or modify a civil explosive already on the market.

Distributor

Please note, distributors are considered to have the duties of 'manufacturers' if they place a civil explosive on the market under their own trademark or modify a civil explosive already on the market.  In GB the competent national authority and market surveillance authority (MSA) for civil explosives is HSE.

 
Updated 2021-05-06