EFSG European Fire and Security Group
Multiple certification for fire protection products
EFSG facilitates agreement to support multi-country certification of fire protection products
Fire protection plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety of people and property in public areas, workplaces and in the home.
Compliance of fire protection systems to standards is mandatory and must be confirmed by an independent certification body having notified or approved body status.
Certification can only be granted after passing a series of tests conducted in an accredited laboratory.
Manufacturers of fire protection products have every interest in relying on an EFSG member organisation which will ensure an impartial approach and provide a multi-country insight of the standard’s requirements.
In addition, some markets prefer the added assurance offered by private third-party certification marks.
In contrast to traditional certification programmes operated in several countries, the EFSG’s Mutual Recognition Agreement aims to facilitate the process in a cost-effective manner.
The benefits in terms of time to market, convenience and cost are considerable.
Signatories to the mutual recognition agreement
for electrical components of fire detection and fire alarm systems, fire extinguishing systems & smoke and heat control systems
Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA)
Common Application Form
It is recommended to complete the common application form using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
Select and download the Appendices as applicable to the type of product(s) for which certification is required.
Please submit the completed Appendices with your application form.
Standards with the scope of the Mutual recognition agreement
Fire detection and fire alarm systems:
EN 54-2 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems - Part 2 : Control and indicating equipment
EN 54-3 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems – Part 3 : Fire alarm devices – Sounders
EN 54-4 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems - Part 4 : power supply equipment
EN 54-5 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems - Part 5 : Heat Detectors
EN 54-7 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems - Part 7 : Point smoke detectors – Detectors using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization
EN 54-10 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems - Part 10 : Flame detectors- Point Detectors
EN 54-11 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems - Part 11: Manual call points
EN 54-12 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems - Part 12: Smoke detectors – Line detectors using an optical beam
EN 54-17 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems - Part 17: Short circuit isolators
EN 54-18 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems - Part 18: Input / output devices
EN 54-23 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems – Part 23: Fire alarm devices – Visual alarm devices
EN 54-29 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems - Part 29 : Multi-Sensor fire detectors – Point detectors using a combination of smoke and heat sensors
EN 14604/AC – Smoke alarm devices
Fire Extinguishing Systems:
EN 12094-3 Fixed firefighting systems – Components for gas extinguishing systems - Part 3: Requirements and test methods for manual triggering and stop devices
Smoke and heat Control Systems:
EN 12101-10 - Smoke and heat control systems - Part 10: Power supplies
A common approach to conformity assessment
EFSG establishes a common approach to conformity assessment in the form of mutual recognition agreements to support manufacturers that need to obtain multiple certifications marks to gain access to European and worldwide markets.
Specialising in the field of fire safety and security, EFSG provides a network of highly experienced certifiers delivering quality certification services that focus on the needs of specifiers seeking reliable products and equipment manufacturers that must bring their products to market quickly.
The certifier members of EFSG with their well-respected certification marks work together with the associated test laboratories to help their clients obtain multiple certification with minimal duplication and cost.