About Czech Proof House
The Czech Proof House for Arms and Ammunition is residing in Prague 3, Jilmová 759/12, in the same building from its foundation in 1891. It is an authority of the State administration with an all-country activity, enacted by the Act No. 156/2000 Dig., on the proof of arms, ammunition and pyrotechnic objects and on modification of the Act No. 288/1995 Dig., on arms and ammunition, in wording of the Act No. 13/1998 Dig., and of the Act No. 368/1992 Dig., on administrative fees, in wording of later regulations. The Authority is subordinated to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Czech Republic.
The Proof House is an accredited test laboratory in the field of arms, ammunition, pyrotechnic objects, explosives, powders and protective devices resistant against balls, splitters and knives. In the international field, as a member of C.I.P. organization (Commission Internationale Permanente), it co-operates with the other Member-States and their Proof Houses in creating and improving the regulations and test methods in this field of activity, with a basic goal of security of products for users certified by mutual recognition of national proof marks.
In the framework of the Czech Republic, it co-operates with the Police and its specialized working places. For this activity, it is its position of an independent and objective national authority in the field of the state testing, which makes a basis for many special tests according to the Police’s needs; it is creating the Police tender conditions and is one of the makers of legislative regulations, as laws etc. The Proof House is the only authorized body for transferring military and special technique in its region of activity to civil sphere. It is also an author of many Czech technical Standards and regulations providing laws, in co-operation with other State authorities. It closely co-operates with notified Proof Houses and takes part in creation of EU Standards in technical comities of the CEN/CENELEC. Its well-made testing background and bilateral contracts make possible to do tests at very special testing devices in testing laboratories both at home and in abroad. It is able to test a very broad scale of products, to evaluate their properties according to technical standards, regulations and special client’s requirements. The Proof House keeps making perfect and developing new testing methods, using the latest knowledge of science and technique.