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A certificate of conformity attests that plans and works comply with accessibility requirements. It is issued following an assessment by a technical accessibility inspector.
The persons responsible for accessibility improvement works must be able to provide, at all times and upon request by the competent minister or alderman, the certificate of conformity attesting that the works are compliant.
Technical accessibility inspectors.
Technical accessibility inspectors may be:
To ascertain that the accessibility requirements have been met, the technical accessibility inspector must hold an accreditation, which empowers them to:
Such accreditation is granted to natural persons and managers of legal persons established under private or public law, who:
Applications for accreditation must be sent via MyGuichet.lu to the Ministry of Family Affairs, Integration and the Greater Region (see 'Forms / Online services').
This is a procedure with authentication that requires:
Two scenarios are possible:
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Applications for accreditation must be accompanied by the relevant information and documents proving the applicant meets the above requirements.
Legal persons established under private or public law are required to attach a copy of their Articles of Association.
The accreditation is valid for 5 years. It may be renewed if the conditions are still met at the end of this period.
The Ministry of Family Affairs and Integration may, at any time, check that the requirements are met for the issuance and validity of the accreditation, and may revoke the accreditation if the conditions are no longer met.
Before any work can be carried out, an inspector will assess the conformity of the plans for accessibility improvement works that require prior authorisation.
If the building plans are compliant with the accessibility requirements, then the inspector will issue a certificate of plan conformity.
Once the accessibility improvement works are completed, the inspector will assess the conformity of the works, whether or not prior authorisation was required.
After assessing the conformity of the accessibility improvement works, the inspector will issue the people responsible for the works with a certificate of work conformity, attesting that the works meets the legal accessibility requirements.
The certificate can be issued online via MyGuichet.lu (see 'Forms / Online services') or via the MyGuichet.lu mobile application. This is a procedure with authentication that requires:
The inspector will send a copy of the certificate to the minister responsible for disability policy.
If the work is found to be non-compliant with the accessibility requirements, those responsible for the accessibility improvement works must bring the works up to standard.
Note: the accessibility requirements relating to the safety of Government administrations and departments, public establishments and schools are assessed by the National Health and Safety Service of the Civil Service.
Technical accessibility inspectors who issue certificates of conformity for plans or works which do not comply with the accessibility requirements will incur the following penalties:
A judge may also impose the following additional sanctions:
Demande d'autorisation d'exercer en tant que contrôleur technique en accessibilité