In Bavaria, the designation "Test expert for safety-related systems and equipment" in a specific field may only be used by those who are recognized in this field and this specialty.
Test experts for safety-related systems and equipment can be recognized in the following specialties:
- Ventilation systems, if necessary limited to garage ventilation systems,
- CO warning systems
- Smoke and heat extraction systems
- Fire detection and alarm systems
- Security power supplies
- fire extinguishing systems.
Test experts for safety systems certify the compliance of technical systems and equipment with the requirements of public law within the meaning of §§ 1 and 2 of the Safety System Test Ordinance (§ 24 PrüfVBau). They are independent within the scope of the duties incumbent upon them.
The registration committee at the Bavarian Chamber of Civil Engineers examines and decides on the recognition as an inspection expert for safety installations. Proof of the required expertise in the field to which the testing activity is to relate is provided by means of an expert opinion which the registration committee obtains from the Saarland Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Stuttgart Region Chamber of Industry and Commerce or the Brandenburg Chamber of Engineers.
The Bavarian Chamber of Civil Engineers maintains a list of recognized testing experts for safety-related systems and equipment.