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Schornsteinfeger (Germany)

  • Generic name of profession

    Chimney sweep
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Chimney sweep (EN)
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:

    Nr. 12 der Anlage A zur Handwerksordnung

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    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition
    Level in case of subsidiary application of GS:
    DSE - Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D) , Art. 11 c
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Selbstständige Ausübung des Schornsteinfeger-Handwerks als stehendes Gewerbe. Für die Ausbildung ist eine entsprechende Qualifikation erforderlich. Wahrnehmung hoheitlicher Aufgaben; Prüfung von Feuerungs- und Lüftungsanlagen unter Berücksichtigung feuerpolizeirechtlicher und umweltrechtlicher Vorschriften; Mitwirkung an Brandverhütungsmaßnahmen.


    Independent work as a non-travelling chimney sweep. Anyone wishing to provide vocational training in this craft must have obtained the necessary qualifications. Assuming responsibilities on behalf of the state; inspecting heating and ventilation systems, and conducting these tasks in a way that is compliant with the relevant provisions of fire-prevention and environmental law; contributing to fire-prevention measures.

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