VdS: Inspected. Approved. Safe.

VdS is an independent institution which has been ensuring safety and trust in the fields of fire protection and security for many decades and develops advanced safety concepts for significant industrial and commercial enterprises, leading manufacturers and system businesses as well as specialist firms and independent specialists.

The Inspection Services, certifications, state-of-the-art laboratories and extensive range of training services and publications put VdS in an ideal position to offer a unique, high-quality services portfolio that is increasingly setting new standards on the international market.


Fully operational

All VdS inspection and approval/certification processes are so far being completed as planned and promised – and we are doing our very best to keep it that way. Always ensuring comprehensive hygiene and distance measures for the protection of our partners as well as employees.

Thanks to our teams for keeping all the important safety and security tests going – and stay healthy, everyone!


VdS adapts customer and work processes to the current situation

The health of our customers, our employees, and our business partners takes top priority at VdS. That is why we have taken measures that follow the recommendations and directives issued by the authorities in Germany.

However, despite the restrictions we are currently experiencing, we are striving to keep regular business operations running to the greatest possible extent. To this end, we have developed new business processes that both maintain the necessary degree of social distancing and give you access to our services. Here is an overview of the measures instigated:

  • The VdS Inspection Services  is continuing to conduct fire protection system inspections out of house while observing more stringent safety precautions.
  • The VdS Training Center has suspended all in-house, attendance-based courses, seminars, and technical conferences until at least April 30 and will be increasingly offering training courses in the form of webinars.
  • Our Quality Management and Security unit is offering the additional option of remote audits.
  • The VdS Laboratories charged with product approval and certification tasks remain fully operational and are increasingly relying on remote testing by means of web technology.
  • VdS is offering alternative assessment methods for the approval of installers in its installer approval procedure.
  • The VdS Publishing House is there for you as usual. Printed publications will continue to be delivered, and you will find a large variety of digital products in the shop.

For us at VdS, measures to protect our customers, employees, and business partners begin ‘at home’, here in our own company. With this in mind, we are implementing all directives and recommendations issued by the authorities in a timely manner and have made far-reaching in-house arrangements to help slow the spread of the virus.

Furthermore, we are monitoring further developments very closely. Consequently, the information presented here can only reflect the current state of our knowledge. Given the volatility of the situation, changes are possible on very short notice.