Fire protection is an important component of corporate security, as business interruption and material damage caused by fire can be threatening to the existence of the company:
loss of market share, brand damage, brain drain to the competitors, loss of confidence on the part of investors. Therefore, risk-aware and responsible companies in their own interest make high requirements for fire protection.
Our services in the Fire Protection field of competence help to make companies safer.
30 of the 30 DAX companies rely on VdS services. Initial, refresher and special audits carried out by our nationally approved experts, provide businesses, government agencies and insurers the assurance that existence-securing fire protection technology works under all operating conditions.
The risk engineering for the property class F/FBU is an important component and an existential basis of a profit-oriented underwriting with any sophisticated insurers. The VdS division Risk Management is an ideal partnership of the insurers´ own risk consulting team to intercept peak and special loads, without having to make time-consuming recruitment.
For the whole of Europe from one single source
Certification of Products
We examine the long-term functionality and reliability of fire protection products in laboratories offering worldwide unique personnel and technical resources.
The WIK / ASW-Study, the most comprehensive survey of security and safety experts in Europe confirms for many consecutive years that: The most important purchasing criterion for decision-makers is the VdS certification.
New Protection Concepts
The VdS concept operates effectively and without further required measures for a specific fire protection system, if all components of the VdS concept are available for the applied plant technology and the running protection concept. With new protection concepts, which are not described in the VdS guidelines for planning and installation, there must be proof of extinguishing efficiency and reliability, e. g. by fire tests and extinguishing tests.
Installation- and Specialist Companies
Builders and operators rely on the services of VdS-approved installers for extinguishing systems, fire detection and alarm systems as well as smoke extraction systems.
Extensive testing by VdS and approved local practical skills ensure that you can rely on equipment and quality of execution of the service providers, from planning to maintenance.
The certification of quality management systems in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001 creates for customers the necessary confidence in a consistent high quality – especially with VdS-approved products and services.
Also with workplace health and safety, improvements should be sought in all areas of the company. The standard BS OHSAS 18001 gives you a systematic approach.
In addition to the approval of installation companies and specialist companies VdS also offers personal certifications for professionals in electrical engineering. These include, among others, experts for the inspection and testing of electrical systems, EMC technical experts, experts for electro thermography and technical experts for building infrastructure cabling.
Professional Planners for Emergency Response
Consulting and services provided by professional planners and engineering offices are expected to focus on supporting companies and organisations in the field of hazard prevention, in all relevant areas at a defined level of quality.
The new guidelines VdS-3104 set out the requirements for professional planners in hazard prevention.
Expert Conferences and Symposiums
VdS bundles more than 110 years experience in loss prevention in numerous national and international conferences. Hands-on knowledge is always presented by experts from various disciplines. Also discussions and an exchange of views have a permanent place at all VdS meetings and seminars.
The more than 200 education and further training programs offered by VdS are evaluated by our guests with top marks - for example, a 95% recommendation rate. Our training program in the field of fire protection covers more than 30 different basic and expert specialised courses.