photo of the UTD deviceThe Office of Technical Inspection (or UDT) is a body that was established to secure the operation of all installations and technical devices subject to technical supervision by law. UTD conducts both UDT-CERT certification and training activities at the UDT Academy. The technical inspection is a set of procedures defined by the provisions of the act on technical inspection, aimed at ensuring the safe use and operation of technical devices and devices for the recovery of fuel vapors. Technical inspection is performed by such units as: Transport Technical Inspection; Office of Technical Inspection and Military Technical Inspection. Devices that are subject to technical inspection are primarily devices that pose a risk, which may lead to: the spread of dangerous materials during their transport or storage, the release of potential or kinetic energy during the movement of loads or people, and the release of gases under pressure. The list of devices subject to technical inspection includes all material handling devices such as overhead traveling cranes, passenger lifts, cranes, etc.

The scope of UDT activities

The Office of Technical Inspection deals with all kinds of matters related to the exercise of technical supervision. Pursuant to Art. 37 of the Act on technical devices, the main activities of UDT include: supervision and control of compliance with the provisions on technical inspection; technical supervision over technical devices; staff training; issuing decisions related to the performance of technical inspection; records of operated devices; certification of quality systems; cooperation with Polish and foreign institutions in the field of harmonization of regulations and with specialized technical supervision units; establishing training programs for people operating technical devices; checking the qualifications of people who operate, manufacture, repair or test technical devices; carrying out the analysis of the causes and effects of failures and the assessment of the degree of risk to technical devices.

UDT qualifications

UDT qualifications these are the qualifications of persons involved in the operation or maintenance of devices subject to technical supervision, in particular handling devices. The certificate of qualifications is issued by the Office of Technical Inspection. Its task is to confirm the knowledge of technical inspection specifications, the required regulations and standards as well as the ability to perform activities related to the operation or maintenance of devices in practice. Anyone who wants to obtain a license to practice a profession that requires a UDT certificate must undergo appropriate training and pass the UDT exam. The qualification certificate is issued on the basis of a positive result of the state examination passed before the UDT commission. This exam tests theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills related to the operation of a selected handling device. In order to be admitted to the exam, you must submit an appropriate application for checking the qualifications necessary for the operation and maintenance of technical devices. The qualification examination is payable. Qualifications are checked in accordance with the Act of December 21, 2000 on technical inspection and the Regulation of the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology of May 21, 2019 on the method and procedure for checking qualifications required for the operation and maintenance of technical devices.