What is VdS Approval Certification?

VdS Approval is a certification program that evaluates the safety and effectiveness of fire safety products and systems, including extinguishing systems, smoke detectors, and fire alarms, among others. Products and systems that receive VdS Approval have undergone rigorous testing and meet the highest safety and quality standards set by VdS. This certification is recognized by various industry organizations and is an indication that the product or system has been independently verified to meet stringent safety and performance requirements.

Benefits of VdS Approval Certification

Independent Verification

VdS Approval provides independent verification that a product or system has been thoroughly tested and meets the highest safety and quality standards. This can give customers confidence in the product's ability to perform as advertised.


Many regulatory bodies require that certain fire safety products and systems be VdS Approved in order to comply with local regulations. Having VdS Approval can therefore make it easier for manufacturers and customers to meet regulatory requirements.


Products and systems that have been VdS Approved may be more marketable and attractive to customers who are looking for high-quality and reliable fire safety solutions.

Cost Savings

VdS Approval can help reduce the risk of costly equipment failures or regulatory fines, potentially saving manufacturers and customers money in the long run.


VdS Approval is a well-respected certification in the fire safety industry. Having a product or system VdS Approved can enhance a manufacturer's reputation as a provider of quality and reliable fire safety solutions.

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Who can be certified VdS Approval Certification?

The following is a list of some of the types of fire safety products and systems that may be eligible for VdS Approval:

Fire alarm systems

Smoke detection systems

Sprinkler systems

Extinguishing systems (e.g. gas-based, foam-based, powder-based)

Fire-resistant materials (e.g. doors, walls, ceilings)

Fireproof coatings and sealants

Fire-resistant glazing

Fire extinguishers

Fire pumpss

Document required for VdS Approval Certification

  • Technical File, Product Master File (TCF)
  • Product Testing
  • System Manual
  • System Procedure
  • Policy
  • Objectives
  • Mission & Vision
  • Plant Master File
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Checklist
  • Forms
  • Formats
  • Records

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

  • Product and it's uses
  • Testing requirement of products
  • Directive in which product classified
  • Self Certification or Compliance Certification
  • Notify body Certificate

Role of Shamkris and Process of VdS Approval Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance product certification, A simple & practical method of product certification organization in timely compliance and fulfills the product certification requirement. Shamkris support 100% on documentation required to comply with product certification either by self-certification or notify body certification to depend on directives.

The implementation process is described below:

Day 1

Scope defined,Self
Selection, Cost Estimates

• Finding directive and VdS Approval standard applicable to the product
• Selecting the appropriate certification scheme
• Based on the scope of the product and certification scheme

Week 1

Developing Documents

• Technical file, Plant Master file and Test Protocol. Management System Manual, Management System Procedures, Policy, Objectives, Forms etc. Review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Week 4

Implementing Product Management System

• VdS Approval Awareness training to QC manager and Production Manager. Implementing a well-documented manual throughout the life cycle of the product

Week 8

Internal Audit, MRM, CAPA

• Internal audits identifying nonconformities related to VdS Approval requirements. Management Review Meetings. Corrective and Preventive Action plan for nonconformities

Week 10

Self Certification/NoBo/MHRA, Audit, N-C Closing

• Shamkris acts on your behalf and assists you in the third-party audit. Closing of any nonconformities identified by the Self Certification/NoBo/MHRA

Week 12

Self Certification/NoBo

• VdS Approval certificates issued for 3 years, Surveillance Audits yearly

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance

• Support of Yearly documentation for audit

With its strict certification regulations, VdS provides for high-quality products that guarantee the best results and security even when used under the most adverse conditions. So make sure that the equipment you buy has the VdS test certificate.

VdS is one of the world’s most renowned and prestigious institutions for corporate security and safety, specialising in fire protection, security and natural disaster prevention.

The VdS laboratory for fire detection technology examines the entire range of products, which are used in the field of fire detection