VdS-Schadenverhuetung Naturgefahren

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VdS GeoRiskReport

Site-specific assessment of all relevant natural and environmental hazards in the form of a clear risk report.

How endangered an object is depends primarily on its location

A site-specific analysis and evaluation of natural hazards provides the basis for an appropriate and preventive handling of elementary events. Especially for sensitive infrastructures such as alarm receiving centres, computer centres or for security-conscious companies and operators, geodata are an important factor for risk assessment.

More and more guidelines, such as DIN EN 50600 for data centres or DIN EN 50518 for alarm receiving centres, therefore recommend the consideration of natural, environmental and environmental hazards. Threats from severe weather events and environmental hazards should also be considered for your business continuity management.

VdS GeoExpertise offers a site-related compact analysis of natural hazards that covers all important DIN requirements and provides an initial overview of the hazard situation on site.


All natural hazards at a glance

The VdS GeoRiskReport is used to carry out a site-related assessment of the following hazard parameters


Indication of the ZÜRS hazard class (GK 1-4). Existing waters (incl. stream zones) and hazard zones in the vicinity of the site are mapped and marked.


Indication of the seismic hazard as an earthquake zone on the basis of the GFZ studies (DIN 4149) and graphical representation.

Lightning density

Statistical evaluation of lightning events. Lightning per km²/year.

Snow load

Specification of the snow load zone according to DIN 1991-1-3. Determination of the characteristic value of the snow load in kN/m².


Every month the 10-year values for the maximum wind gusts from the nearest weather station are evaluated. The three maximum values are shown separately


The 10-year values for the 6-hourly precipitation of the nearest weather station are evaluated monthly. The three maximum values are shown separately.


Every month the 10-year values for the lowest temperature lows of the nearest weather station are evaluated. The three maximum values are shown separately. Specification of the number of ice and heat days in a 30-year period (e.g. for dimensioning an air conditioning system)

Pollutant emission

Amount of pollutant released by the surrounding businesses according to pollutant emission register PRTR. The data include the release of pollutants into litter, water, soil and waste from businesses in the immediate vicinity.


Distance to busy roads, motorways and highways, rail and air traffic. Surrounding traffic routes are displayed cartographically.

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