Technical Supervision Service was established by resolution No 955 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 16 December 1992, after the reorganization of the Work Safety Department under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.
From 1 January 2001 the budgetary institution Technical Supervision Service under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour was reorganised into the public institution Technical Inspection Body of Potentially Dangerous Equipment by resolution No 1408 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania as of 4 December 2000, and operates as an independent institution whose founder is the Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania.
Technical Supervision Service was accredited according to the requirements of standard LST EN ISO/IEC 17020 as the type A inspection body to perform the inspections of technical condition of potentially dangerous equipment and conformity assessment of equipment and processes.
Technical Supervision Service has established the Testing Laboratory accredited under standard LST EN ISO/IEC 17025 to perform non-destructive and destructive testing of metal structures and metal and welded and brazed joints.
Technical Supervision Service has established the Certification Department accredited under standard LST EN ISO/IEC 17024 to carry out the certification of welders, welding operators and brazers and LST EN ISO/IEC 17065 to carry out the certifcation of products and processes.
While implementing the corresponding directives of the European Union imposed in our country by relevant technical regulations, in 2001 the Technical Supervision Service was the first control institution in Lithuania certified to perform the functions of the notified control body according to the requirements of the relevant regulations, following the orders of the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania and the Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania, and from 2004 the Technical Supervision Service became the notified body in the country.
As the notified body, Technical Supervision Service was assigned the identification number 1399 of the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry (European Commission).
Technical Supervision Service employs highly qualified professionals and experts with many years of experience, who continuously upgrade their qualification, and are trained in various EU countries.
Technical Supervision Service is a member of the Lithuanian District Heating Association, Vilnius Industry and Business Association, Lithuanian Welders Association, takes part in the activity of the technical committees of the Lithuanian Standards Board and the accreditation committee of control bodies of the National Bureau of Accreditation.
The supervision of appropriate equipment in Lithuania began more than 80 years ago, therefore, we are proud that the Technical Supervision Service continues the work of the former Technical Inspectorate in independent Lithuania, which was established in 1924. Before the restoration of independence, major hazard installations in Lithuania were supervised by the former State Supervision Committee of Industry and Mining Work Safety Operations of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic that employed a big number of current professionals of the Technical Supervision Service.