New procedural guidelines at VdS

Published:  27 June, 2012

July 1st 2012 sees the introduction of new procedural guidelines for approval and certification by Germany's independent fire testing laboratory.

VdS has now re-issued its established guidelines 2344: “Procedures for the testing, approval, certification and conformity assessment of products and systems for fire protection and security technologies”.

The main amendments include expanding the procedures to incorporate EN/ISO/IEC certification and a special VdS Home endorsement for products primarily used for private purposes.

“Our customers and partners were particularly interested in objective proof of EN conformity issued by our accredited institute. We will gladly offer them those new procedures”, head of security laboratories Günter Grundmann explains. “Improved notification of product modifications was also high on the VdS partners’ wish lists. We have responded to this and simplified our processes.”

The new VdS 2344 takes effect on July 1st and is available here. The document provides manufacturers with all the important information on test bases, test samples and of course processes at Europe’s institute for security.

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