In order to exercise in the Republic of Cyprus activities related with tachographs on vehicles, such as installation, calibration, check, inspection, repair and decommissioning, one needs to obtain an approval from the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services of the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Works.
Approval is granted to individuals, partnerships and legal entities (registered companies) when the conditions of approval are fully met. The conditions for approval are prescribed in the document named “Minimum criteria for workshops approval” dated 15.11.2005 (see "Related Documents"). As the criteria for approval are prescriptive, it is strongly recommended the prospective applicants to contact the Department for seeking advice before proceeding with any expenses.
The criteria for approval are the following:
In addition to the above, the technician must possess a certificate for specialized training on tachographs of minimum duration 2 days, which was awarded from a tachograph manufacturer or another certified instructor who was previously authorized by the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services.
The application for authorisation of a workshop approval for the installation, calibration, check, inspection, repair and decommissioning of tachographs on vehicles can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus, or directly to the competent authority, by hand, mailed, faxed or e-mail, addressed to:
Electrical and Mechanical Services Department,
Ministry of Communications and Works,
Agiou Ilarionos Avenue, 1426 Nicosia – Cyprus
P.O. Box 29669, 1722 Nicosia – Cyprus,
Tel. +357 22800301,
Fax. +357 22348202
Any application must be accompanied with supporting documentation and information to prove compliance with the conditions of approval, such as:
The Approval Certificate is valid for three years and expires on the 31st of December of the third year from the date of approval.
Obligations and Supervision
Approved tachograph workshops are obliged to comply with the provisions of the Regulation 3821/85/EEC, the Law 192(I)/2004, and the Minimum criteria for workshops approval dated 15/11/2005, as amended.
The Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services supervises the approved tachograph workshops in order to ensure compliance with the conditions of approval and provisions of the relevant Laws and Regulations.