20/06/2018

Our fields of activities

  • Testing and assessment of pyrotechnic articles and ammunition regarding a safe use, manufacturing, storage and transport
  • Notified body with the identification number 0589 for pyrotechnic articles under the directive 2013/29/EU
  • Consultancy of ministries, authorities for enforcement, police and customs
  • Pre-normative research for a continuous improvement of test and assessment methods

Our working bases

  • are the German Explosives law, hazardous goods legislation, weapons and firing laws, in which BAM serves as the responsible authority.

Tasks of BAM as the responsible authority under the Explosives law:

  • Conformity assessment procedures for pyrotechnic articles according to the directive 2013/29/EU:
  • Module B: EU-type examination
  • Module C2: Conformity to type based on internal production control plus supervised product checks at random intervals
  • Module D: Conformity to type based on quality assurance of the production process
  • Module E: Conformity to type based on product quality assurance
  • Module G: Conformity based on unit verification
  • Module H: Conformity based on full quality assurance
  • Approval of pyrotechnic ammunition
  • Clearance certificates for the display of pyrotechnic articles for entertainment purposes and selection packs
  • Allocation of pyrotechnic articles, substances and ammunition to storage and compatibility groups

Tasks of BAM as the responsible authority under the weapons and firing law

  • Approval of pyrotechnic ammunition

Tasks of BAM as the responsible authority for the transport of dangerous goods

  • Classification of pyrotechnic articles, substances and ammunition within class 1
  • Application of the special provision SP 645 ADR for fireworks
  • Performance of tests according to the recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods – manual of tests and criteria
  • Development of test and assessment criteria and legal on behalf of the BMVI and UN expert group