These guidelines describe the requirements that apply in the United Kingdom for assessing and appointing notified bodies under the Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/1554) (“the 2010 Regulations”). These Regulations implement the provisions of the EC Pyrotechnics Directive (2007/23/EC) in UK law.
Notified bodies are appointed under and operate according to the law which transposes the provisions of the directive. The text of the directive was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council on 23 May 2007 and published in the Official Journal No. L 154/1, on 14 June 2007.
The directive applies in the European Economic Area (EEA).