Our trust marks

Key influencers / Users

For your safety requirements, you seek effective, appropriate solutions (service, commercial and industrial activities and plant rooms): APSAD certification is the ideal trust mark.
Safety systems are usually systems "pending" use which can occur several years after they are commissioned. The systems must then operate flawlessly, especially when they involve the protection of human life.
The performance of safety systems requires special "business line" skills and know-how. APSAD certification is the trust mark for services offered by professionals who, through their skills, resources and organisation, deliver services that reduce the risk of fire or intrusion.


Technical knowledge, specialised business line skills and know-how.
Selected, supervised subcontractors.
Compliance with installation / maintenance / inspection requirements and rules.
Professional advice for the protection of people, property and the environment.
A comprehensive approach with certified associated products.
A guarantee of continuity of the lines and appliances used.
Services certified from needs analysis to verification.
Support throughout the service life of the safety system (user training, maintenance, periodic audits).
Contractual, measured customer satisfaction.
A specialized organization for the business in question.
Professional liability insurance including coverage in the specific field involved.
Delivery of compliance documents after the outcome of the initial and periodic audits.
APSAD certification is a voluntary process in a collective approach in which all of the stakeholders are involved in certification committees: safety professionals, users, key influencers, insurers, and public authorities.
APSAD certification is based on comprehensive technical reference documents (description and performance targets) with in particular the APSAD reference documents including the regulatory requirements and the main French and European standards.
CNPP Cert. performs regular checks for all of the operational establishments of every certified customer (audits of facilities installed and/or maintained and/or checked).
If a failure to comply is found, certified companies incur sanctions (suspension / withdrawal of the certification).
The operator of an APSAD-certified company receives at the end of the services involving : 
  • Installation and initial verification: an Nx compliance certificate or installation certificate, which then constitutes a genuine passport for the safety system,
 Field   covered
Nx compliance   certificate
APSAD   Reference document
Sprinkler   systems
Certificate N1   (issued by CNPP)
Wheeled fire   extinguishers
N4 compliance   certificate
Fire hose -   Additive fire extinguisher
N5 compliance   certificate or installation certificate
Fire detection   systems
N7 compliance   certificate or installation certificate
Automatic gas   fire-extinguishing system
N13 compliance   certificate or installation certificate
Fire-resistant   closures
N16 compliance   certificate or installation certificate
Natural smoke   clearance systems
N17 compliance   certificate or installation certificate
Intrusion   detection systems
N81 compliance   certificate or installation certificate
Video   surveillance systems
N82 compliance   certificate or installation certificate
Access control   systems
DC83   installation certificate
  • maintenance and / or periodic verification: a Qx report, which thus constitutes the health bulletin of the safety system,
Field covered
Qx Periodic   check report
Sprinkler   systems
Wheeled fire   extinguishers
Fire hose -   Additive fire extinguisher
Fire detection   systems
Fire   prevention audit and consultancy assignments (APCI)
Automatic gas   fire-extinguishing system
Fire-resistant   closures
Natural smoke   clearance systems
Electrical   installations *
Q18 (* issued   by a Q18 body)
Infrared   thermography*
Q19 (* issued   by a qualified D19 operator)
Intrusion   detection systems
Video   surveillance systems
Access control   systems

Each APSAD-certified company has a certificate issued by CNPP Cert.

specifying in particular the nature and scope of the certification :

Wheeled fire facilities / Fire
detection systems / Sprinkler systems / Water fog systems / Automatic gas
fire-extinguishing (AGE) systems / Fire hose - Additive fire extinguisher
facilities / Dry standpipes / Natural smoke clearance systems / Fire-resistant
closure facilities / Fire prevention audit and consultancy assignments (APCI) /
Fire Safety System (FSS) coordination assignments / Remote monitoring /
Mechanical burglary protection systems / Intrusion detection systems / Video
surveillance systems / Access control systems

If you are looking for suitable protection solutions:
  • intrusion / burglary-resistance,
  • intrusion detection,
  • fire safety,

Opt for A2P-certified products.

A2P-certified products are guaranteed to be reliable and resilient for enhanced safety and security.
An A2P-certified product means :
  •  a comprehensive, inseparable assembly tested by CNPP laboratories,
  • an appropriate response to the threat / risk with the various levels of certification,
  • reliability guaranteed through regular manufacturing inspections by CNPP Cert.
Each A2P-certified product has : 
  • a certificate specifying its security/safety class,
  • identification by the A2P marking directly on the product.
Latches and building locks / Door assemblies / Windows and building closures / Strong boxes / Intrusion detection appliances / Smoke / mist generators / Automatic gas fire-extinguishing systems (AGE)

For quality appraisals,
Fire / explosion, water damage, theft, machinery breakdown, natural and technological disasters, operating losses, agricultural losses, averages to pleasure boats, etc.

Contact a certified Insurance Expert and Assessor (IEA) :
  • Certified experts have a broad range of technical, legal and insurance expertise allowing them to intervene in a variety of fields. And in addition to their technical expertise, they are able to assess the financial impact of the loss.
  • Their skills are for the use of insurers and policyholders alike. Whether they are insurance company experts or policyholder experts, certified experts form the link between insurers and policyholders, notably through the analysis of the insurance contract.
  • They guarantee the service is compliant with a Code of Professional Conduct.
  • They are experienced professionals whose skills and know-how are recognized by CNPP Cert., an independent third party.

You want to ensure the on-going correlation between the sprinkler system you have installed and the operation of the site you have protected throughout its service life.

Opt for an N1 certificate

the certificate of conformity issued by CNPP after verification of compliance with the requirements of the APSAD R1 reference document.
To obtain this certificate, the design, drawing up plans, including water sources and installation of the systems may only be performed by an APSAD-certified installer.


An N1 installation project includes the following steps :
  • The risk analysis,
  • The commissioning of the sprinkler systems,
  • the conformity inspection,
  • The monitoring of the sprinkler systems,
  • The modifications, extensions or alterations to them.
 All of the requirements associated with each step are defined in the APSAD R1 reference document.

The biannual inspections are essentially those listed in the Q1 inspection report.
These operations are performed by an APSAD certified company for the half-yearly inspections with the issuance of the Q1 report, in the presence and with the participation of the user or the latter’s duly authorized representative.
If the system is supplied with mains water, the user must contact the municipal water department to check it maintains the sluice gates and subsidiary sluice gates, anti-pollution check valves, backflow preventers, etc.
The on-going validity of the N1 certificate of conformity depends on the implementation of corrective actions to address any non-conformity found in the Q1 report.

Your electrical installations can cause accidents or damage.
To prevent the risks of fire or explosion, have the right reflex :

Adopt the "Q18 attitude".

Submit your electrical installations for Q18 regular inspections.

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