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Provision of Services on the Protection and Prevention of Risks at Work


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The provision of services to employers or to self employed persons, concerning protection and prevention of risks at work in the Republic of Cyprus, requires prior approval by the Chief Inspector, who is the Director of the Department of Labour Inspection of the Ministry of Labour Welfare and Social Insurance.

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Every person (physical or legal) who wishes to gain approval by the Chief Inspector as an “approved service” in order to perform activities concerning protection and prevention of risks at work, must satisfy the Director of the Department of Labour Inspection that the following criteria are fulfilled:

  • has very good knowledge of the Cyprus and European legislation and policy on safety and health at work;
  • possesses academic and/or special education / training and proven professional experience on issues of safety and health at work, as these are prescribed in the attached table (see New Minimum Required Qualifications in related documents).

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The application for approval of a person to provide services on protection and prevention of risks at work, can be submitted either electronically through the PSC Cyprus or by contacting directly the competent authority. Please note that the submission of the aforementioned online application form necessitates the use of an electronic signature, which has to be under the sole control of the applicant.


Director,Department of Labour Inspection
CY-1493, Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel.:+357 22405623
Fax:+357 22663788
E-mail: info@dli.mlsi.gov.cy
Website: http://www.mlsi.gov.cy/dli

The application should be accompanied by the following documents:
  • copy of Academic Education (Degree, Diploma, etc.);
  • copy of Training on Occupational Safety and Health (according to the attached document);
  • it is noted that the duration of relevant training programmes and seminars is based upon the academic and / or Special Education of the applicant on Occupational Safety and Health. (see abovementioned document in related documents);
  • copy of Certificates from previous employers, recommendation letters and personal work sample attesting professional experience on issues of safety and health at work;
  • copy of Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  • copy of the relevant certificate of the appropriate authority of other EU member state, in the case of the provision of services on protection and prevention of risks at work in another European member state;
  • proof of very good knowledge of the Cyprus and European legislation and policy that regulates safety and health issues at work by successfully sitting for a written exam organized by the Department of Labour Inspection twice a year;
  • copy of a recent sample of work carried out regarding safety and health at work issues (for example, participation in the preparation of a Written Risk Assessment for a business, participation in the preparation of a Safety and Health Plan for temporary or mobile construction sites, etc.);
  • Starting on 1.1.2015, payment of prescribed fees for the assessment of the application (€150).


The applicant is informed regarding the authorisation decision within three months, provided that all required documents and information have been received.

The approval granted for a person to provide services on protection and prevention of risks at work remains valid, as long as he or she fulfils the conditions/requirements/any other legal obligations which accompany the approval.


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Cyprus Safety and Health Association
P.O Box 16048
2085 Nicosia, Cyprus
Telephone: +357 99172410, +357 22879166
Email : info@cysha.org.cy
Website: http://www.cysha.org.cy


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Related Links

Department of Labor Inspection-Safety and Health at Work
Business Setup Procedures
Online Application Form for Approval of a Person to Provide Activities on Protection and Prevention of Risks
Registry of Approved Providers

Related Documents

Download the Acrobat fileCode of Prof Ethics of Appr Per Prev of Risks.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileNew Minimum Required Qualifications for Providers of Preventive and Protective Services to Employers and Self-Employed Persons.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileApplication Form for Approval or Reapproval of a Person to Provide Activities on Protection and Prevention of Risks.pdf



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