Spiez Laboratory honored for its contributions to chemical weapons disarmament

Spiez Laboratory has been honored with the OPCW-The Hague Award 2023 for its outstanding achievements in global chemical weapons control and non-proliferation. The award emphasizes the importance of the laboratory in the implementation of important international agreements on NBC arms control.

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Major NBC exercise in the Bernese Oberland

From 19 to 23 June 2023, units of Germany’s professional fire brigades specialised in NBC hazards, the Analytical Task Force (ATF), practised six challenging emergency scenarios involving chemical, radioactive and biological agents or hazardous substances. The exercise took place around Spiez and at the military training ground in Thun.

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Spiez Laboratory

Spiez Laboratory, the Swiss Federal Institute for NBC-Protection, is a division of the Federal Office for Civil Protection. We provide services relating to arms control, protection measures, health and incident management for international organisations, authorities and the general population.

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Services

Arms Control

Arms Control

Spiez Laboratory works in the framework of the implementation and preparation of international disarmament and arms control treaties.

Accredited laboratories

Accredited laboratories

Spiez Laboratory operates six testing centres that are accredited by the Swiss Accreditation Service (SAS).

Training

Training

Spiez Laboratory provides vocational training. We offer apprenticeships as chemistry or biology lab technicians to young people living in the region.