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Appointment of lift inspectors - application

German version

General information

According to the Vienna Lifts Act, lifts must be checked by appointed lift inspectors.

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Applications must contain the following:

  • proof of completion of a university course or school enabling the person to fulfil the tasks of a lift inspector;
  • proof of prior work experience in lift construction.

Applicants must not be in a relationship of economic dependence on companies engaged in the construction or maintenance of lifts, or on lift system management companies.




Building Inspection (MA 37)
Group A, Lifts and Boiler Systems (German)
1200 Vienna, Dresdner Straße 73-75, 4th floor
Phone: +43 1 4000-37140
Fax: +43 1 4000-99-37100
E-Mail: gruppe-a@ma37.wien.gv.at

Opening hours:
Case officers are available for consultation Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 12.30 noon.
Applications and documents may be submitted Mondays to Fridays from 8 am to 3 pm.
Open on Good Friday, 24 and 31 December from 8 am to 11 am. Closed on public holidays.

Authentication and signature

Authentication or signature of the application is not required.

Documents required

The application (online form) must contain the documents stipulated below:

  • qualifications or certificates proving the applicant has completed the required university course or school:
    • authorisation to work as an engineering consultant or civil engineer for electrical or mechanical engineering, and at least one year of practical work experience in lift construction; or
    • certificate of completion of a bachelor’s degree or diploma degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, or of a relevant course at a university or university of applied sciences, particularly in automation technology, electronics, vehicle engineering or mechatronics, and at least two years of practical experience in lift construction; or
    • certificate proving the applicant has successfully attended attendance of a higher technical college of electrical or mechanical engineering, or a special type of any such institution, and at least three years of practical experience in lift construction;
  • certificates of service and endorsements documenting practical work experience in lift construction, relating to:
    • the construction and design of mechanical and electrical installation components;
    • work with circuit diagrams (control, drive and regulatory components of safety circuits and similar);
    • mechanical and electrical engineering work relating to the installation of lifts.

If individual documents of proof as specified above cannot be produced, the following documentation shall be submitted:

  • copies of diplomas, examination certificates or similar documentation issued by educational facilities of a comparable level;
  • proof of practical knowledge in lift construction equivalent to that demanded by the Vienna Lifts Act (WAZG) of 2006, Section 16 para. 2;
  • certificates of appointment as lift inspector in other federal provinces of Austria or according to federal legal provisions.

Type and format of the evidence to be submitted:
You can find more information about bringing in documents at: Contact the City of Vienna (German)


The following costs are payable after completion of the administrative procedure:

  • EUR 130.90 in federal fees
  • EUR 3.90 for every four pages of enclosures in A4 format
  • EUR 65 in administrative charges

For any questions regarding payment, please contact the competent accounting department (Buchhaltungsabteilung 40) (German) of Municipal Department 6.


Online application form: Bestellung zum Aufzugsprüforgan (German)

Further information

A list of appointed lift inspectors is available online: Verzeichnis der AufzugsprüferInnen gemäß WAZG 2006 (German)

The appointment of a lift inspector may be revoked upon request of the person appointed. On the other hand, an appointment must also be withdrawn by the competent authority if the lift inspector has repeatedly violated her or his professional duties, or has been found to lack professional expertise.

Legal basis: Wiener Aufzugsgesetz 2006 (WAZG 2006) (German)

Means of redress or appeal

An appeal is possible against rulings issued by an authority and shall be filed by the party within a 4 weeks term with the authority that issued the ruling of first instance (against rulings without investigation procedure within a two weeks term). The term starts with the receipt of the written copy of the ruling, in the case of oral pronouncement simultaneously with it.

The appeal shall indicate the ruling it contests, the authority that issued the ruling and contain a motion of appeal with the reasons. No more appeal is admissible if the party expressly waived the right of appeal after receipt or pronouncement of the ruling.

Each ruling contains instructions on the right to appeal and indicates the authority and the deadline for submission of such appeal.

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12. Dezember 2020

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