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Installation, maintenance and inspection of natural gas, LPG and oil heating equipment

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Only approved installation, maintenance and inspection personnel may install and maintain the actuators and plastic natural gas pipelines of natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and oil heating installations and inspect underground oil tanks.

The installation, maintenance and inspection company must have a responsible person for ensuring that the company operates in accordance with the regulations applicable to it and the conditions set by the supervisory authorities. The responsible person must have sufficient work experience and training in relation to the activities to be carried out as well as knowledge of the provisions related to the activities.

The responsible person must demonstrate their qualification in a test organised by an assessment body approved by Tukes. A certificate of an approved test is issued. The qualification tests of the responsible persons are organised by the Lämmitysenergia Yhdistys ry, which also issues the certificate of qualification of the responsible person on the basis of the qualification test and the required training and work experience.

Do the following

Use the Regional Administration e-service electronically. The following appendices are required for the application:

Gas and oil heating equipment and checking oil tanks

  • A copy of the responsible person's qualification certificate

Plastic natural gas pipelines

  • certificate of sample work at the installation shop
  • responsible person’s certificate of technical training or welder's qualification training
  • responsible person's work experience report
  • welders' qualification certificates

To whom and on what terms

If the requirements of the regulations are met, the permit is granted. A permit may be refused if the required information is not provided or there are deficiencies in the fulfilment of the requirements.

Changes in operations must be notified to Tukes. If an operator is established in another country within the European Economic Area and provides services in Finland on a temporary basis, the operator must clarify with the competent authority whether they are subject to licensing, notification or registration.

A fee is charged for the service.


Approval must be obtained before commencing operations.

Processing time

1–2 months

Period of validity

The permit is valid until further notice.

Basic information

The service is provided byFinnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes)
Responsible for the serviceFinnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes)
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesSwedish, Finnish
Text edited by: Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes)
Updated: 3/5/2021