GS is the abbreviation of German "geprüfte Sicherheit" (safety certified), and the GS mark is a German voluntary safety mark; but it is highly valued by consumers. Many products, including home appliances, lamps, audio and video products, communication products, office equipment, power tools, electronic toys, electronic measuring instruments, etc., are difficult to sell in Germany or surrounding areas without the GS mark. The GS mark indicates that the safety of the product has been tested by a credible independent agency. The GS mark, although not required by law, does make the manufacturer subject to strict German (European) product safety laws in the event of an accident caused by product failure. Therefore, the GS logo is a powerful marketing tool that can enhance customer confidence and desire to buy. Although GS is a German standard, most countries in Europe agree. And meet the GS certification at the same time, the product will also meet the requirements of the European Community's CE mark. Unlike CE, there is no legal requirement for the GS mark, but because the safety awareness has penetrated into ordinary consumers, an electrical appliance with the GS mark will be more competitive than ordinary products in the market.
GS certification data preparation
1) Fill in the application form;
2) List of important parts (with their certificates and specifications);
4) Circuit diagram;
5) Circuit board diagram;
6) German manual;
7) 2-4 samples;
8) Exploded view (exploded view).
GS certified factory inspection:
1. Quality management
1.1 Is there a management organization responsible for product quality independent of production, and the name of the person in charge?
1.2 Has a training plan for various types of personnel, especially for key process personnel, been developed and implemented? How is the personnel appraisal system?
1.3 The ratio of quality management personnel to production personnel.
1.4 Is there any production record for the key processes of the product, and whether the product packaging has a serial number?
1.5 Whether warehouse management and production operators have conducted relevant inspections:
1.5.1 Raw materials
1.5.2 Production process
1.5.3 Finished Products
1.6 Who is responsible for quality inspection?
1.7 Whether a quality analysis meeting is held regularly to deal with quality problems in a timely manner and do a good job of feedback.
2. Production line of certified products
2.1 The production flow chart and quality control point diagram of the certified products and the production system clearly stipulated.
2.2 The equipment, instruments and quantities on the production line have a no-maintenance system and a regular inspection system and records. -
2.3 Whether there are key production equipment, process equipment and test equipment, and how accurate it is, provide a relevant list.
3. Raw materials, purchased parts, spare parts
3.1 Provide a catalog of key parts and key materials.
3.2 Explain how to ensure the quality of raw materials, purchased parts and components (whether or not to prepare inspection specifications for components and raw materials). Whether there is a system for receiving and keeping.
4.1 Is there a measurement agency?
4.2 The scope of work and personnel profile of the metrology agency (Has it been approved by the metrology department?)
4.3 If there is no measurement agency, please indicate which unit is used for measurement.
5. Factory test organization
5.1 List the name of the main test equipment and the manufacturer, whether there is a certificate of conformity and a valid identification certificate (accuracy, grade) which tests can be carried out.
5.2 Test environment
6. Technical documents and information
6.1 Product drawings, product technical conditions and process documents.
6.2 The test report of the product applying for certification within the last six months.
6.3 The percentage of waste and defective products detected in the last six months in the total output.
7. Technical service
7.1 How are the situation records and user evaluations?
GS standard basis
GS certification is a voluntary certification based on the German product safety law and tested in accordance with the European Union's unified standard EN or German industrial standard DIN. It is a German safety certification mark recognized in the European market. The GS test of electrical products is tested according to the corresponding safety standards for different products. Most of the test contents are similar to CE/LVD. Some products are also tested with the safety requirements of Germany, and the requirements are more stringent. According to the ZEK 01-08 document, since April 1, 2008, products applying for GS certification must be assessed for PAHs to comply with regulatory requirements and avoid health hazards. This mandatory requirement applies to all materials that may contain PAHs that come into contact with the human body or are placed in the oral cavity under normal use or reasonably expected misuse.
GS issuing agency
(1) German certification agency: Usually well-known domestic GS certification agencies in Germany include TUV, VDE, etc., which are GS certification agencies directly recognized by Germany.
(2) Other certification bodies: Usually other GS certification bodies in Europe that cooperate with Germany include ITS, SGS, KEMA, ITS, NEMKO, DEMKO, etc.
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