- What are electromagnetic fields?
- Static and low-frequency fields
- What are static and low-frequency electric and magnetic fields?
- Direct and alternating voltage
- Effects of static and low-frequency fields
- Reports & Evaluations
- Radiation protection relating to the expansion of the national grid
- Basics transfer of electrical power
- High-frequency fields
- What are high-frequency fields?
- Applications high-frequency fields
- Radiation protection in mobile communication
- What is mobile communication?
- Reports and evaluations
- What is optical radiation?
- UV radiation
- What is UV radiation?
- Sun but safe!
- Effects of UV radiation
- Protection against UV radiation
- UV index
- Infrared radiation
- What is ionising radiation?
- Radioactivity in the environment
- Where does radioactivity occur in the environment?
- What is the level of natural radiation exposure in Germany?
- Air, soil and water
- Building materials
- Industrial residues (NORM)
- BfS laboratories
- Applications in medicine
- Applications in daily life and in technology
- Radioactive radiation sources in Germany
- Register high-level radioactive radiation sources
- Type approval procedure pursuant to RöV and StrlSchV
- Cabin luggage security checks
- Radioactive materials in watches
- Ionisation smoke detectors (ISM)
- What are the effects of radiation?
- Acute radiation damage
- Effects of selected radioactive materials
- Consequences of a radiation accident
- Cancer and leukaemia
- Genetic radiation effects
- Individual radiosensitivity
- Epidemiology of radiation-induced diseases
- Ionising radiation: positive effects?
- Risk estimation and assessment
- Radiation protection
- Basic informations
- Occupational radiation protection
- Nuclear accident management
- What happens in an emergency?
- Federal and state tasks
- In the event of an emergency
- Measuring networks
- Exercises for emergency situations
- Nuclear accidents
- Defence against nuclear hazards
- Service offers
- Radon measurements
- Incorporation monitoring
- Biological dosimetry
- Online library
- About us
- Science and research
- Research concept
- Scientific collaborations
- EU research framework programme
- BfS research programme
- Third-party funded research
- Departmental research
- Selected research projects
- Selected research results
- Professional opinions
- Laws and regulations
- BfS Topics in the Bundestag
Organisational Structure of BfS
- The organisational structure of BfS is represented in an organisational plan (organisational chart).
- The structure of the laboratories operated by BfS is illustrated in an additional organisational plan (laboratories working in radiation protection).
- The structure of the BfS records management is defined in the file plan.
The organisational structure of BfS is illustrated in an organisational chart. The organisational chart shows the BfS organisational units and their denominations.
The structure of the laboratories operated within the Departments SG and SW is illustrated in an additional organisational plan (laboratories working in radiation protection).
Responsibility for changes in staff and organisational changes
According to the Act Establishing the BfS, the Federal Office for Radiation Protection is an independent higher federal authority. This applies both to technical tasks, such as scientific evaluations, and to enforcement tasks laid down in the Atomic Energy Act and the Radiation Protection Ordinance.
Within the tight framework defined by the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU), BfS decides independently on staffing actions. However, decisions pertaining to the organisational and operational structure as well as the staffing of executive positions are subject to approval by the Federal Ministry for the Environment. This arrangement leads to comprehensive administrative processes.
Staffing actions and decisions with respect to the executive levels of sections or departments or higher positions within BfS are subject to prior approval by the Federal Ministry for the Environment. This approval requirement means that the Federal Ministry for the Environment is not only responsible for the final selection but also for the tender documents published at the outset.
The staffing of positions without executive responsibility has been delegated to BfS by the Federal Ministry for the Environment.
In addition to certain staffing decisions, BfS is also required to submit organisational measures to the Federal Ministry for the Environment in order to obtain approval. BfS thus presents any planned measures relating to the organisational and operational structure to the Ministry for the Environment so that the Ministry can exercise its duties of technical and functional supervision.
BfS file plan
Administrative action must be traceable and verifiable at any given time. This can only be ensured by maintaining written documentation that reflects the status and the progress of processes at all times.
The BfS file plan serves as the basis for the organised filing of documents and records. The file plan shows all file plan numbers used at BfS.
The BfS's file plan is available in PDF format and can be downloaded here (in German).
State of 2017.09.01