Technical and safety supervision of waterworks - conditions for obtaining authorisation

1. 5. 2014 | Source: Point of Single Contact (PSC) Czech Republic

In the document, you will find the conditions for granting authorisation and further information on permit proceedings to perform professional activity of Technical and Safety Supervision of Waterworks.

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Conditions for granting a licence

Authorisation to perform technical and safety supervision can only be granted to an individual who holds professional, personal, and material equipment and meets conditions for qualified performance of supervision.

Professional equipment

Professional equipment is demonstrated through:

  • Extract from the Commercial Register
  • Trade certificate
  • References on TSS performance (Technical and safety supervision) or related activities
  • Further professional preconditions including e.g. certificate of accreditation, certificate of quality system implementation, membership and activities in professional associations, etc.

Personal capacity

Personal capacity is demonstrated through:

  • Integrity of statutory authority members and individual or individuals responsible for TSS performance approved by extracts from Penal Register
  • Documentation of labour or contractual relationship with individual or individuals responsible for TSS performance or elaborating Opinions meeting preconditions for qualified performance according to Article 2, Paragraph 5
  • Individual’s approval to assignment to be individual responsible for TSS performance or elaboration of Opinions
  • Sufficient number of employees covering necessary scope of TSS performance or elaboration of Opinions in adequate professional composition that is approved by presentation of:
    • Organisational structure
    • Number of employees and their workloads securing TSS and elaboration of Opinions
    • Professional structure of employees (stating number of employees in individual professions, their education and experience with TSS performance, elaboration of Opinions or related activities) who shall perform TSS or elaborate Opinions
    • Specification of activities related to TSS performance contractually secured by professional organisations

Material equipment

Material equipment is demonstrated through:

  • Sufficient premises designated for needs of TSS performance and their adequate structure (workshops, laboratories, stores, offices etc.) documented by presentation of organisational structure stating location of individual parts related to TSS performance
  • Availability of probing and instrument equipment, and laboratory and workshop equipment, documented by a list of such equipment possibly supplemented with contracts on their provision
  • Hardware and software equipment for specialised activities related to TSS performance or elaboration of Opinions documented by list of such hardware possibly supplemented by contracts on their provision

Preconditions for qualified performance of technical and safety supervision

Preconditions for qualified TSS performance or elaboration of Opinions are demonstrated through:

  • Meeting of qualification preconditions for TSS performance of individual waterworks categories or elaboration of Opinions for categorisation of waterworks into categories in terms of TSS:

Required qualification differs according to waterworks category:

  1. The first Category:  complete university education in a scope of master’s degree of construction engineering in field of waterworks and water management and at least 10 years of experience in TSS performance in a scope of requirements of decree 471/2001 Coll., or formerly decree 62/1975 Coll. Professional experience in TSS performance shall be performed until the date of filing the application for authorisation.
  2. The second category: complete university education in a scope of master’s degree of construction engineering in field of waterworks and water management and at least 5 years of experience in TSS performance in a scope of requirements of decree 471/2001 Coll., or formerly decree 62/1975 Coll. Professional experience in TSS performance shall at the latest be performed 2 years before filing the application for authorisation.
  3. The third category:
    1. Complete university education in a scope of master’s degree of technical specialisation with connection to waterworks and at least 3 years of experience in TSS performance in a scope of requirements of decree 471/2001 Coll., or formerly decree 62/1975 Coll., or at least 5 years of experience in designing, constructing and operation of waterworks complying with category III or higher
    2. Complete secondary school education of technical specialisation with connection to waterworks and at least 5 years of experience in TSS performance in a scope of requirements of decree 471/2001 Coll., or formerly decree 62/1975 Coll., or at least 8 years of experience in designing, constructing and operation of waterworks complying with category III or higher

Application requirements

  • Identification data of an applicant (name, legal form, address, ID number, and information on record in Commercial Register)
  • Accurate application specification (category of waterworks to which he/she applies for authorisation to TSS performance, or application for elaboration of Opinions irrespective of category
  • Name and signature of applicant’s executive

The application shall include:

  1. Original or certified copy of trade certificate or excerpt from Commercial Register (applicant shall document that he/she carries on business in a field regarding designing or operation of waterworks)
  2. References on TSS performance or related activities (it is not a mandatory appendix)
  3. Originals or certified copies of professional certificates including e.g. certificate of accreditation, certificate of quality system implementation, membership and activities in professional association, etc. (this is not a mandatory appendix)
  4. Excerpts from Penal Register of statutory authority members and an individual responsible for TSS performance
  5. Original or certified copy of education level reached and experience of applicant’s representative responsible for TSS performance (required qualification differs according to waterworks category – see chart for details)
  6. Characteristics of professional, personal and material equipment and eligibility for TSS performance adequately to scope of application and legal form of an applicant

Requirements connected to the provision of services by a provider from a different Member State

Performance of technical and safety supervision of waterworks is not governed by European Union regulations and is governed by national legal regulations considering the variety of methods and conditions of performance in individual countries. Regarding the above mentioned the experience of supervision performance according to decree 471/2001 Coll., on performance of technical and safety supervision of waterworks and its length would be assessed separately according to legal regulations and experience of an applicant.

Further information on the licence proceedings

Type of licence

  • Authorisation

Respective authority

  • Ministry of Agriculture

Control and supervisory bodies

  • Ministry of Agriculture

Procedure for granting a licence

  • Ministry of Agriculture approves the application and issues the authorisation

Application clearing deadline

  • Within 30 days from filing an application, in more complex cases within 60 days

Fees

  • There is no need to pay any charges

Validity period of the licence

  • For indefinite period of time; however, any changes to decisive conditions for granting the authorisation have to be reported immediately including termination of supervision performance and a list of water works over which technical and safety supervision was performed in the past calendar year.
  • The authorisation can be withdrawn provided that approved person has not performed technical and safety supervision for certain period of time.

Combined proceedings (recognising qualifications and granting authorisation)

  • Yes

Authorisation granted by expiration of deadline period

  • No

Legal regulation

  • Act 254/2001 Coll. on waters and amendment to certain other acts (Water act) as amended (Art. 61)
  • Decree 471/2001 Coll. on technical and safety supervision of waterworks

Professional liability insurance

  • No

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