The controls carried out by the Federal Environmental Inspection aim to put a stop to the dangers and/or nuisances that affect health or the environment by means using penalties. They also have a dissuasive, educational, and preventive effect.

Furthermore, compliance with the legislation helps to establish the conditions for fair competition.

More specifically, the Federal Environmental Inspection controls the placing on the market of:

… and carries out different types of checks on:

Also, the Federal Environmental Inspection monitors:

What triggers a control?
What happens during a check?
What are the legal proceedings and penalties in the event of a violation?

Other types of inspection are organised by the FPS, such as for: