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Repair, inspections and tests of selected types of technological equipment (only in scope of supervision of state mining administration)

This activity constitutes a regulated trade.

In order to pursue a regulated trade, the person wishing to conduct the activity must obtain a certificate of trade authorisation issued by the relevant District (Trade Licence) office, acting as the Point of Single Contact (PSC), according to the place of residence of a natural person, registered office of a legal person, the address of a place of business of a foreign person’s undertaking or the address of a place of business of an organisational unit of a foreign person’s undertaking, based on a trade notification.

In order to obtain a certificate of trade authorisation, the applicant must comply with the general and specific conditions for the pursuit of the trade and must pay an administrative fee of € 15 (€ 7.5 in the event of electronic notification of the trade) per regulated trade.

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Once all the conditions have been fulfilled, natural persons with residence in an EU or OECD Member State, legal persons already registered in the Business Register and legal persons that are not subject to registration in the Business Register may start their business already on the day of trade notification. The PSC shall issue a trade licence within 3 business days of the date, when the trade notification and statements from the register of criminal records had been delivered to it.

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General and specific conditions for the pursuit of the regulated trade:

A natural person or legal person wishing to pursue a regulated trade must fulfil the general and specific conditions for the pursuit of the trade:

  • the general conditions for the pursuit of a regulated trade are the following:
       - age 18 and above;
       - full legal capacity;
       - clean criminal record (evidenced by a statement from the register of criminal records)
  • a specific condition for the pursuit of a regulated trade is the demonstration of professional aptitude

Note:
Fulfilment of general conditions by a Slovak legal person: the general conditions apply to the statutory body or responsible representative, if appointed; the specific conditions apply to the appointed responsible representative, unless otherwise stipulated in the Trades Act. In the event of a foreign person’s undertaking, the general conditions apply to the head of the foreign person’s undertaking and, in the case of an organisational unit of a foreign person’s undertaking, the head of that organisational unit.
Statements from the register of criminal records: natural persons with residence and legal persons with registered office in the Slovak Republic, to whom the condition of a clean criminal record applies, shall provide the data necessary for requesting a statement from the register of criminal records maintained by the General Prosecution of the Slovak Republic. Persons who are not Slovak nationals shall document their fulfilment of the condition of a clean criminal record by a statement from the register of criminal records issued in their home Member State or a natural person’s Member State of origin or, where such statements are not being issued, an equivalent document issued by the relevant court or administrative body or, where such documents are not issued within 2 months of request, an affidavit. The document may be dating back no more than 3 months and must be translated into the state language.

Professional aptitude for the pursuit of this regulated trade is evidenced by the following:

  • authorisation or
  • certificate of professional qualification or
  • license for carrying on the profession

Eligibility of natural or legal persons for the issuance of an authorisation are demonstrated by their technical equipment (machinery, devices, metering devices, tools, aids and other technical facilities such as premises furnished with professional and technical literature, technical standards and regulations, as well as a system of activity organisation) and the professional aptitude of their employees (evidence of professional aptitude, i.e. certificates of employees or a contractual basis for the performance of activities by persons with the relevant certificates for working with classified technical equipment, within the scope of the required authorisation).

Professional aptitude for EU/EEA nationals - Authorisation is obtained as in the case of Slovak nationals. A certificate of professional aptitude for the mounting and repair of classified technical equipment issued in a state which is a state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area is considered as a certificate issued by the mining administration authorities of the Slovak Republic.

The Main Mining Office is the competent authority issuing decisions on the recognition of professional aptitude and other documents and certificates issued to their holders in a state which is a state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area for the performance of functions and professions requiring professional aptitude, or other documents and certificates.

Issue of a certificate to the natural persons or legal entities is subject to their technical equipment (machinery, devices, measuring instruments, tools, aids and other technical facilities such as premises with professional and technical literature, technical standards and regulations as well as the system to organize business) and professional competence of their staff (evidence of professional competence such as staff certificates or conclusion of a contract to carry out activities by individuals having the relevant certificates for carrying out selected technical equipment activities to the extent to which the issue of certificate is required).

A person from the Community (EU, EEA and Switzerland) may practice a regulated profession in Slovakia provided that his/her professional qualifications have been recognised by the competent Slovak authority.

The competent Slovak authority responsible for this trade is:

A certificate of professional competence for installation and repair of selected technical equipment issued in the state that is the part to the Agreement on European Economic Area is considered as a certificate issued by the bodies of National Mining Authority of the Slovak Republic.

The Main Mining Office is a competent authority issuing the decision on recognition of professional competence and other evidence and certificates issued to their holders in the state that is the party to the Agreement on European Economic Area to perform functions and practice professions for which the professional competence or other evidence and certificates are required.

You can ask the competent authority to recognize the professional qualifications also through an online portal - online form called "general agenda" ("všeobecná agenda").
Trade License Department of the District Office shall issue a trade license certificate to a person from the Community upon submitting a certificate of recognition of professional qualifications.

Additional information concerning the trade

This regulated trade involves the mounting, repair, inspection and tests of classified technical equipment. Classified technical equipment is technical equipment posing increased danger to the health and safety of persons and to property, which is subject to central supervision by the Main Mining Office and district mining offices. It includes pressure, lifting, electric and gas technical equipment. 

 An entrepreneur shall:

  • Set up an establishment (the establishment may also be set up after the date of trade notification), designate it and notify its setting up to the PSC no later than on the date of setting up. The establishment must be approved by the Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic.
  • Demonstrate authorisation to use the real-estate property: a natural person shall demonstrate authorisation to use the real-estate property indicated as the place of business, if the address of the place of business is different from the address of residence; a foreign person shall demonstrate authorisation to use the real estate property indicated as the place of business of a foreign person’s undertaking or the place of business of an organisational unit of a foreign person’s undertaking. A legal person shall demonstrate authorisation to use the real-estate property indicated as its registered office, with the exception of legal persons that are subject to registration in the Business Register; a foreign person shall demonstrate authorisation to use the real estate property indicated as the place of business of a foreign person’s undertaking or the place of business of an organisational unit of a foreign person’s undertaking. 
  • Notify the scope of its business, the location and name of establishments, if set up, including the addresses, and the mailing address, if different from the registered office or place of business, to the Assay Office of the Slovak Republic in writing within 15 days of commencement of business activities.

Administrative fees

Issuance of a certificate of trade authorisation per regulated trade € 15
Issuance of a certificate of trade authorisation per regulated trade submitted electronically € 7.50


The fee may be paid:

  1. in the form of an e-stamp tax ("kiosk", Slovak Post Office);
  2. in the form of a cash or card payment to the relevant administrative authority;
  3. for electronic submission by a wire transfer from a bank account.

Notification of a regulated trade (how and where to notify a trade)

A regulated trade notification may be submitted:

- electronically via the Central Public Administration Portal of the Slovak Republic at this link and press "Enter the portal" (instruction for sending electronic forms):

or

- in person at the relevant local PSC according to the address of permanent residence in the event of a natural person or registered office in the event of a legal person;  in the event of foreign persons, the relevant local PSC depends on the address of a place of business of a foreign person’s undertaking or the address of a place of business of an organisational unit of a foreign person’s undertaking

Note:
By filling in and sending either electronic or paper notification form the entrepreneur has fulfilled all procedures necessary for starting a business. Where a trade is notified by a natural person, the PSC shall automatically handle registration with the Tax Office, registration in the mandatory health insurance system and, in the event of a Slovak natural person, also a statement from the register of criminal records free of charge. The use of these services is mandatory for natural persons. For legal persons, the PSC shall automatically provide a statement from the register of criminal records; other PSC services, such as registration in the Business Register, taxpayer registration and notification, and registration in the mandatory health insurance system are voluntary for legal persons.

Annexes to trade notification:

  1. document demonstrating professional aptitude of an entrepreneur or a responsible representative, if appointed (e.g. a document certifying completion of the relevant field of training or study, evidence of practical experience, etc.);
  2. authorisation to use the real estate property if the address of the place of business is different from the address of residence in the case of a natural person or from the registered office in the case of a legal person; 
  3. a statement from the register of criminal records in the case of persons who are not Slovak nationals; 
  4. responsible representative’s consent to his/her appointment, if appointed (form available for download)
  5. other documents

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Last modified: 16. 1. 2020

 

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Related legislation:

  • Act No. 455/1991 Coll. on Trade Licensing as amended
  • Act No. 51/1988 Coll. on mining operations, explosives and state mining administration as amended
  • Decree of the Slovak Work Safety Office and of the Slovak Mining Office No. 23/1979 Coll. determining classified pressure equipment and establishing certain of their safety conditions, as amended
  • Decree of the Slovak Work Safety Office and of the Slovak Mining Office No. 25/1979 Coll. determining classified electric equipment and establishing certain of their safety conditions, as amended
  • Decree of the Slovak Work Safety Office and of the Slovak Mining Office No. 26/1979 Coll. determining classified gas equipment and establishing certain of their safety conditions, as amended
  • Decree of the Slovak Work Safety Office and of the Slovak Mining Office No. 51/1978 Coll. on professional aptitude in electrical engineering, as amended
  • Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic No. 110/1138/1994 of 2 March 1994 on electrical equipment inspection intervals and on the testing of inspectors of such equipment in organizations performing mining activities or activities performed using mining methods
  • Ordinance of the Slovak Mining Office No. 888/1987 of 18 May 1987 on checks, inspection and testing of gas equipment
  • Regulation of the Slovak Mining Office No. 8/1981 on health and safety at work and on operational safety of drilling and geophysical works, exploitation, processing and underground storage of liquid minerals and gases in natural rock structures as amended by Arrangement of the Slovak Mining Office No. 88/1985.Note:

The applicable wording of acts is available at: https://www.slov-lex.sk/domov

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