Recognize explosion protection and fire protection qualified person Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Persons who test the hazard potential from explosions and fires of equipment, protective systems, safety, control or regulating devices must be recognised.

This administrative service includes the official recognition of a qualified person for examinations of

  • Devices
  • protection systems or
  • Safety, control or regulating devices within the meaning of the ATEX Directive (2014/34/EU)

after a repair with regard to a part on which explosion protection depends.

Information on the applicant

  1. Address of the permanent establishment or the operating department in which the person recognised by the authority is to act
  2. Information on the contact person for queries
  3. Audit tasks and scope for which recognition is sought
  4. Proof of the test requirements and indication of the equipment to be tested, the protective systems, safety, control and regulation devices to be tested after repair
  5. Declaration by the applicant on the freedom of instruction of the person qualified for examination
  6. if available, certification certificate for a quality assurance system or information on the quality assurance procedure

Details of the qualified person

  1. First and last name
  2. Date and place of birth,
  3. Occupation
  4. Applicant's home address
  5. Copy of the employment contract between the applicant and the person qualified for the examination
  6. Curriculum vitae of the applicant with indication of the professional career and the professional exercise up to the time of application as well as copies of the certificates of previous employment relationships
  7. Copies of the skilled work product, the master craftsman's certificate and certificate, the diploma certificate and the certificate or comparable qualifications
  8. Copies of certificates of participation in training measures, relevant exchanges of experience
  9. Police clearance certificate, document type 0
  10. Declaration by the person qualified to take the examination on the freedom to issue instructions.

Expert opinion of an expert:

After the scope of the examination has been determined by the recognition authority, the applicant shall instruct an expert to submit an expert opinion. This statement refers to the technical and organizational requirements of the company and the verification of the personal suitability of the applicant and his skills and knowledge of the applicable legal standards for the corresponding test work. Insofar as the applicant has been accredited as a test laboratory or inspection body in accordance with the standards of the DIN EN ISO/IEC 17000 series, the scope of the expert statement and, if necessary, the test test will be adjusted accordingly.

Written confirmation by the insurer of an existing liability insurance in the amount of 2.5 million euros for the activity of the recognized person qualified for examination in accordance with the exemption declaration


  • Completed technical vocational training or proof of another technical qualification of the person to be recognised who qualifies for the intended test task
  • Practical experience of the person to be recognized with comparable work equipment over a reasonable period of time, so that the assigned test task is reliably performed
  • Activity of the person to be recognized in the context of the upcoming examination of the work equipment to be tested as well as appropriate further training
  • Expert opinion on the qualification of the person to be recognized as well as on the equipment and quality assurance of the company
  • Proof of the regular need for such tests

Related Links

  • Annex 2 Abchnitt 3 No. 3.2 Industrial Safety Ordinance (BetrSichV)
  • National Ordinance on Responsibilities in the Field of Occupational Safety and Health (ArbSchZuVO)
  • National Ordinance on Fees in the Field of Occupational Safety and Health (Special List of Fees)
  1. ONLINE: Submission of documents with the exception of expert opinion
  2. Not online: Inspection of the company and the test workplace by the recognition authority and determination of the expert scope of testing by the recognition authority
  3. Commissioning of the expert by the operator
  4. ONLINE: Submission of the opinion to the Recognition Authority
  5. Recognition or rejection notice

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Ministry of Social Affairs, Labour, Health and Demography Rhineland-Palatinate

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