In the non-occupational sector the bfu aims at reducing the accident risks through research, target-oriented measures and to mitigate the consequences of accidents, thus contributing to a better quality of life. The legal form of bfu is the one of a non-governmental, private foundation.
The bfu strives for interdisciplinary preventive measures, combining and integrating the areas of technology, psychology, education, law, medicine, social aspects and the media.
The bfu wants to achieve safe behaviour as well as a error-forgiving environment through education, training, information, campaigns, legislation and technical measures.
The bfu employs a staff of more than 100, 10 of them in the research department.
The Research department covers the following activities:
- Epidemiology: descriptive and partly analytical
- Development of Interventions: Field tests, Surveys
- Evaluation: Process-, Impact- and Outcome –Evaluation of safety measures