The certification body of VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH offers service providers for fire safety systems (with the exception of service providers of services for fire alarm systems, fire extinguishing systems and fire prevention systems including their fire detection and fire alarm systems for the control of fire extinguishing systems) and safety systems a certification procedure to prove their service level in accordance with the requirements of DIN EN 16763. Access to the certification procedure is open to companies that are able to provide all or some of the services listed below:
- Project engineering
of fire safety systems (e.g. smoke and heat extraction systems) and/or security systems (e.g. intrusion and hold-up detection systems, access control systems, perimeter surveillance systems, video surveillance systems, hazard response systems and hazard warning systems). Service providers of services for fire alarm systems, fire extinguishing systems and fire prevention systems, including fire detection and fire alarm systems for controlling fire extinguishing systems, are excluded from this.
VdS-approved installation companies for hazard detection systems (GMA) in accordance with VdS 3403 and for fire extinguishing systems (FLA) in accordance with VdS 2132 already meet the requirements of DIN EN 16763 for all the above services and are therefore automatically certified in accordance with DIN EN 16763. Specialist companies for fire alarm systems (BMA) and voice alarm systems (SAA) in accordance with DIN 14675 also meet the requirements of DIN EN 16763, provided they are certified in accordance with DIN 14675-2 : 2018-04.