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Council Directive 93/15/EEC of 5 April 1993 on the harmonization of the provisions relating to the placing on the market and supervision of explosives for civil uses
The primary purpose of the Directive is to develop a single market in explosives through the harmonisation of product safety standards. These safety standards are set at a high level of protection, and through these the Directive also contributes towards improving safety in the industry. Finally, the Directive also aims to enhance security in the industry, primarily through improved supervision during the transfer of explosives, and better information sharing between Member States.
In the scope of Civil Explosives Directive 93/15/EEC there are no exclusions for the commercialised explosives manufactured directly in the end-users places with a factory-truck; in the jargon of the sector this is so-called “on site mixing”.
The Explosives for Civil Use Directive 93/15/EEC applies to explosives defined as:
[icon_list] [icon_list_item type=”check”] the materials and articles considered to be such in the United Nations recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods and falling within Class I of those recommendations. [/icon_list_item] [/icon_list]
Excluded from the Explosives for Civil Use Directive are:
[icon_list] [icon_list_item type=”times”] explosives, including ammunition, intended for use, in accordance with national law, by the armed forces or the police, [/icon_list_item] [icon_list_item type=”times”] Icon list item [/icon_list_item] [icon_list_item type=”times”] Icon list item [/icon_list_item] [/icon_list]
ammunition, except as provided in Articles 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18 and 19.
When dealing with explosives for civil use, the involvement of a Notified Body is obligatory.
Manufacturers can choose between two procedures for assessing the conformity of explosives with the harmonised safety requirements set out in the Directive. The first option is the EC type examination, accompanied by the type conformity (Module C) referred, the production quality assurance procedure Module C or Module E, or by the product verification (Module F). The second option is the unit verification procedure.
Text of the Explosive for Civil Use Directive:
List of European harmonized standards that pertain to the Explosive for Civil Use Directive:
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