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Qualification of persons responsible for shops that sell rescue service equipment

  • Professional qualification
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Before starting any operations, shops that install or maintain fire detection or extinguishing equipment as well as fire extinguisher service companies must submit a notification to Tukes for the purpose of supervision. They must also name a responsible person who meets the qualification requirements to attend to the tasks concerning fire detection or extinguishing equipment.

The responsible person must meet the prescribed qualification requirements concerning education, degree and work experience.

For responsible persons of shops that install and maintain extinguishing equipment. The responsible person can be a person

who:

• is the entrepreneur them self, or is a full-time employee of the installation shop;

• has completed the training provided by Kiwa Inspecta. Training has been divided by fields: sprinkler systems, gas extinguishing installations and other equipment-specific training, such as spraying equipment.

The responsible person of a fire alarm installation shop can be a person

who:

• is the entrepreneur them self, or is a full-time employee of the installation shop;

• has passed an exam (fire alarm training) by Kiwa Inspecta Oy and

• who has special expertise through sufficient training and work experience.

The responsible person who maintains and inspects portable fire extinguishers can be a person who:

• is the entrepreneur them self, or is a full-time employee of the installation shop;

• has completed the fire extinguisher service training provided by the Finnish National Rescue Association (SPEK). The training indicates that the applicant is familiar with the regulations concerning the inspection and maintenance of fire extinguishers and is able to inspect and maintain them.

There are no qualification requirements for the training.

Do the following

Upon application, Tukes may grant a certificate of qualification for persons who have completed the degree and meet the qualification requirements. The application for a certificate of qualification can be submitted online.

To whom and on what terms

Sufficient education, work experience and passing the training.

A fee is charged for the service.


Processing time

The processing time is approximately three weeks.

Period of validity

The period of validity of the qualification of a person responsible for fire alarm installation shop is three (3) years. The period of validity of the qualification of a person responsible for a fire extinguisher service company or fire extinguishing and detection equipment is five (5) years.

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 languageFinnish
Text edited by: Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes)
Updated: 2/19/2020