The Explosives division assumes the duties of BAM as the Notified Body for the performance of the EU conformity assessment procedure for explosives and pyrotechnic products. This division also performs the BAM's duties in its capacity as the licensing authority for accessories for explosives in accordance with the German Explosives Act.

Its duties also include the licensing of pyrotechnic explosives in accordance with the German Firearms and Pyrotechnics Act and the approval of transfers of explosive substances. Explosives, objects containing explosives and also pyrotechnic products are tested, examined, classified and appraised to this end. Procedures and equipment used in the production, processing, handling, transport, storage, use and disposal of such products are also assessed within the context of relevant legal regulations by order of authorities, institutions and industry.

Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Schendler, Head of Department Chemical Safety Engineering, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

Contact Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Schendler

Head of Division 2.3


Phone: +49 30 8104-1200