Obligation to notify according to § 14 Explosives Act

In the commercial handling of explosive and pyrotechnic substances, you have some reporting obligations to the State Office for Occupational Safety, Consumer Protection and Health (LAVG).

If you want to purchase explosive substances for commercial purposes, transport them or handle explosive substances, you need an official permit, provided that they are not less dangerous products such as New Year's Eve fireworks.

In addition, you must display the following to the LAVG:

  • the commencement of operation,
  • the opening of a branch or a dependent branch,
  • the cessation of operations or activities,
  • the closure of a branch or dependent branch,
  • the appointment or dismissal of a person responsible for the management of the establishment, a branch or a dependent branch, and
  • in the case of legal persons, the change of a person appointed to represent the company in accordance with the law, articles of association or articles of association.

You are also obliged to notify if you want to sell pyrotechnic articles of categories 1 and 2.

  • in the notification of the opening or opening of a business, branch or dependent branch: information on the persons entrusted with the management
  • Proof of expertise
  • where applicable, proof of authorisation for the handling of explosive substances and pyrotechnic articles
  • if necessary, proof of need

Written form required: yes

Personal appearance required: no

Related Links

  • Display of the sale of small and small fireworks

Preconditions

  • Appointment of responsible persons according to the scope of the operation and the nature of the activity
  • Proof of expertise
  • where applicable, permission for the handling of explosive substances and pyrotechnic articles
  • if necessary, proof of need

§ 14 Explosives Act (SprengG)

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Activities in the context of the commercial handling of explosive and pyrotechnic substances are reported in writing, if necessary also online:

Written:

  • An informal display is sufficient.
  • Add the necessary evidence.
  • Submit the notification as well as the required documents/notifications to the LAVG.

Online (for the sale of small and small fireworks):

  • Open the form online and fill it out directly on the screen.
  • Submit the form online. You will receive further information after completing the form.
  • You will receive a completed form as a PDF document for your documents.

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Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Integration and Consumer Protection

Last update or date of publication
10.12.2019