Technical assessment and inspection tasks - accreditation

This page was last modified on 09-04-2018

Within the framework of the different laws on the protection of workers and the environment as well as security in the civil service, the performance of certain technical assessment and inspection tasks requires prior ministerial accreditation.

The competent authority varies depending on the area in question and may be one of the following:

  • the Environment Agency - Accreditation and Environmental Management Department ((Administration de l’environnement - Service Agréments et Management Environnemental);
  • the Ministry of the Economy - Energy Directorate (Direction de l’Energie);
  • the Ministry of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy
  • or the Ministry of the Civil Service and Administrative Reform.

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Who is concerned

Any private or public natural or legal person wishing to carry out technical assessment and inspection tasks requiring accreditation (e.g. a planning/engineering consultancy) must apply for specific accreditation.

Only accredited entities may carry out certain assessments/inspections, such as:

  • environmental impact assessments (EIA), environmental and energy audits, appraisals (e.g.: appraisal of waste management measures, impact assessments of a polluted site, etc.);
  • practices relating to the acceptance of works, technical audits, measurements and analyses (e.g.: acceptance of classified establishments, analyses of air quality, measurement of outputs, etc.);
  • verification of greenhouse gas emissions.

Prerequisites

Applicants for accreditation must:

  • provide proof of sufficient technical or professional training, in the form of copies of diplomas and training certificates;
  • provide proof of satisfactory knowledge of the provisions relating to the technical tasks entrusted to them and of sufficient experience in carrying out these tasks (provide a document listing the laws, regulations, directives, circulars and standards which apply to the planned missions and also provide a list of recently carried out works in relation with the area of expertise in question)
  • have the necessary technical resources and staff to carry out the technical tasks required for the mission (provide a document describing the techniques and specific equipment used as well as the work methods used);
  • have the abilities required to draw up the certifications, minutes and reports constituting the materialisation of the assessments (provide at least one sample report per area of expertise concerned in French, German or Luxembourgish);
  • take out contractual and extra-contractual third-party liability insurance.

An applicant cannot be granted the accreditation if he:

  • is himself the designer, provider, developer or entrepreneur of the project subject to technical assessment or inspection;
  • is an authorised representative of the aforementioned persons.

The request for accreditation does not relieve from carrying out the other formalities regarding business permits.

Duration and deadlines

The competent authorities are not bound by time limits to process the request.

The accreditation is granted for a duration of one year. It may be renewed by submitting a request no later than 3 months before the expiry date of the accreditation.

How to proceed

Once the aforementioned conditions have been checked, the applicant may request one or more accreditations.

The application for accreditation must be sent to the competent authority depending on the area concerned, as defined in the table below.

Competent authority

Competent authority

Area concerned

Environment Agency
Accreditations and Environmental Management Department

Human environment (impact assessments, energy audits, waste, acceptance of establishments, wave emissions, etc.)

Natural environment (verification of greenhouse gas emissions)

Ministry of the Economy
Energy Directorate

Energy surveys and inspections

Ministry of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy

Security inspections of installations and buildings (assessments, inspections, chemical analyses, security studies)

Ministry of the Civil Service and Administrative Reform

Security in the civil service (for example: acceptance and inspection of technical installations)

The information to be provided in the application for accreditation varies depending on the type of applicant, as defined hereafter.

Required information

Natural person

Private legal person

Public legal person

  • surname

  • first name(s)

  • profession

  • address

  • surname

  • address

  • legal form of the company;

  • surnames, first names, professions and addresses of managers or directors or persons in charge of technical tasks

  • surname

  • address

  • surnames, first name(s), professions and addresses of persons in charge of technical tasks

Each application must be accompanied by all the information and documents needed to check that the required conditions have been meet (training certificates, diplomas, sample reports, working method, etc.).

Generally speaking, the accredited entity cannot be the designer, provider, developer or entrepreneur of the project requiring a technical assessment or inspection.

Who to contact

Environment Agency
1, avenue du Rock'n'Roll
L - 4361 - Esch-sur.Alzette
Luxembourg
Phone: (+352) 40 56 56 600
Fax: (+352) 40 56 56 696
Email commodo@aev.etat.lu

Ministry of the Economy
19-21, boulevard Royal
L-2449 - Luxembourg
Postal box L-2914
Luxembourg
Phone: (+352) 247-82478
Fax: (+352) 46 04 48
Email info@eco.public.lu

26, rue Zithe

Postal box L-2939 Luxembourg
Phone: (+352) 2478 6100
Fax: (+352) 2478 6108
Email info@mte.public.lu

63, avenue de la Liberté
L-1931 - Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Phone: (+352) 247 83100
Fax: (+352) 26 48 36 21
Email info@fonction-publique.public.lu