After his graduation as chemist at the University of Hamburg, Peter Brandhofer worked in the chemical industry for six years. From 1994 he developed his own business as a consultant for occupational health and safety and specialized on the issuing of safety data sheets. From 2001 he has been working as a senior consultant for UMCO in Hamburg. In 2004 /2005 he took part in the common project of the EU Commission and CEFIC on “Strategic Partnership on REACH Testing (SPORT)” as responsible facilitator for one of the seven sub-projects. Since 2007 he has been working for HELM AG in Hamburg.