Asbestos removal

If you wish to work permanently or temporarily in Denmark with asbestos removal, you must have a recognition issued by the Danish Working Environment Authority.

How to apply?

You can apply on the Danish Working Environment Authority’s website for recognition here.

If you are citizen from another EU and EEA country you can also apply on business Denmark’s website.

Documentation requirements:

  • Proof of nationality, for example, a copy of identity card or passport
  • Attestation of professional competence or of the evidence of formal qualifications giving you access to the profession (if the profession is regulated in your country)
  • Certificates, diplomas etc. relevant to your profession
  • Proof of your professional experience, e.g. pay slips or attestations from employers identifying the professional activity and its duration (if any)
  • Proof that you have practiced the profession for at least one years in the last ten in your Member State of establishment, if your profession is not regulated in that country (for example, pay slips or attestations from previous employers identifying the professional activity and its duration), if relevant
  • Any further documentation/further information that you think may influence the assessment of your professional and educational qualifications, or other relevant information that you wish to submit, e.g. Curriculum Vitae)
  • Your contact information: first name and family name, address, phone and e-mail, if any. If somebody else is sending the documents, e.g. a company sending documents on your behalf: The sender's name, address, phone and e-mail, if any.

Temporary or occasional pursuit

The same requirements apply for both temporary and permanent service providers.

Establishing a business

The same requirements apply for both temporary and permanent service providers.

Requirements for non EU citizens and businesses

Other requirements for non EU-citizens and businesses apply. Please contact the Danish Working Environment Authority, Offshore & Natural Gas, or visit https://arbejdstilsynet.dk/da/ for further information.

Fee

No fee required.

When can I expect an answer?

The decision on whether or not to issue recognition will be made as soon as possible after the fully documented application has been handed in to the Danish Working Environment Authority. For permanent work the response time is no longer than three months and for temporary work no longer than one month.

In case of rejection

An appeal should be submitted in writing to The Council of Appeal on Health and Safety at Work no later than 4 weeks from the time, the decision is communicated to the applicant.

Who to contact for questions?

If you have questions regarding your application or questions regarding the requirements please contact:

The Danish Working Environment Authority (WEA)
Landskronagade 33
DK - 2100 Copenhagen Ø
Tel: 70121288
E-mail: at@at.dk or postkasseanerkendelse@at.dk

Public registers and databases

No public registers or databases apply.

Legal basis in Danish law

 

Order no. 1346 of 29. November 2017 on occupational education and training.

Order no. 1792 of 18. December 2015 about Asbestos.

Order no. 151 of 25. February 2016 on recognition of professional qualifications acquired abroad.

 

Legal basis in EU directive(s) on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications

2005/36/EC, Title III, Chapter I (General system for the recognition of evidence of training).