Our trust marks


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


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