Focus

Termination of BAM's activity as a notified body in the field of explosion protection

Amendments to BAM certifications (2019/2020)

Testing, approval and certification

BAM services in testing, approval and certification

FAQ on the transition from Directive 94/9/EC to Directive 2014/34/EU (ATEX)

BAM is Notified Body 0589

BAM operates as a Notified Body (identification number: 0589) according to EC Directives.

Certification sectors

BZS has subdivided its certification activities into these sectors:

Explosion protection

Construction products

Voluntary certification

Certification programmes

List of BZS certification programmes

Steps towards certification

  • The client sends an enquiry to BZS or to the appropriate BAM testing laboratory.
  • BZS checks the client‘s request/application.
  • BZS sends information on the certification procedure and a draft contract to the client.
  • The client returns the application for certification to BZS (conclusion of the contract).
  • Laboratory tests are performed as required.
  • Subsequently, BAM carries out conformity assessment, which includes an assessment report, issuing a certificate and publication in the BAM certification register.
  • Monitoring procedures follow legal and/or contractual terms.

Quality Manual of the BAM Certification Body (BZS)

Certification Register

BZS publishes certificates in the certification register.

Normative bases of certification

The BAM certification activities are carried out according to the following European and International Standard: DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065. Testing laboratories involved in certification comply with the standard DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. Statements on impartiality or dealing with conflicts of interest are periodically reviewed and published on the internet. The same applies to statements on objectivity of inspection and certification.

More information

The technical competence of many divisions within BAM is regularly assessed and attested by third parties.

BAM has been granted accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065:2013.