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German GS certification GS is German "Geprufte Sicherheit" (security has been certified), as well as "Germany Safety" (German security).GS was based on German product safety (GPGS), according to the European standard EN or German industrial standards DIN testing which is a voluntary certification, is the German security authentication marks recognized by european market.


The products that can apply for the GS certification include:

1. Household appliances, such as refrigerators, washing machines, kitchen utensils, etc.

2. Household machinery.

3. Sporting goods.

4. Household electronic equipment, such as audio-visual equipment.

5. Electrical and electronic office equipment, such as photocopier, fax machine, shredder, computer, printer, etc.

6. Industrial machinery, experimental measurement equipment.

Other security-related products such as bicycle, helmet, ladder, furniture, etc.


GS safety certification mark

1.GS logo is the safety certification mark issued by the German department of labor to authorize TUV,VDE and other agencies.

The GS logo is a safety sign accepted by European customers.Usually the sales unit of GS certified products is higher and more popular.

2. Ec CE regulation, 1997.1.1. Control "low voltage instruction (LVD)".GS already includes all requirements for "low voltage instruction (LVD)".Therefore, after obtaining the GS logo, some organizations will give free the CE certificate (COC) of the product LVD, and the manufacturer obtained the LVD certification while applying for GS.

3. Gs certification requirements for products and documents:

- the product shall be tested through European safety standards.

- the product structure should meet the standard requirements.

- manual (German, English) should meet the standard.

- the product testing will be carried out according to the parameters provided by the documents, such as the structure drawing, the circuit diagram and the parts list.

4. Gs certification has strict requirements for the factory's quality assurance system, and the factory shall have a review and annual inspection:

- require the factory to establish its own quality assurance system according to the ISO9000 system standard when batch shipment.The factory must have its own quality control system, quality record and other documents and sufficient production and inspection ability.

- before issuing GS certificate, it is required to review the new plant before issuing the GS certificate.


- After issuing the certificate, the factory shall conduct at least one review every year. No matter how many products the factory applies to the TUV logo, the factory review only takes 1 time.


GS certification range

1. Household appliances, such as refrigerators, washing machines, kitchen utensils, etc.

2. Household machinery.

3. Sporting goods.

4. Household electronic equipment, such as audio-visual equipment.

5. Electrical and electronic office equipment, such as photocopier, fax machine, shredder, computer, printer, etc.

6. Industrial machinery, experimental measurement equipment.

Other security-related products such as bicycle, helmet, ladder, furniture, etc


GS certification process

1) For the first meeting: Through this meeting testing institutions or agencies will explain to the applicant's product engineer about certification procedures and related standards, and provide the file form

2) Application: Documents submitted by applicants to meet the requirements, for electric products, need to submit the product assembly drawing, electrical schematic, bill of materials, the purpose or use the installation instructions, the difference between series model specification and other documents.

3) Technical meeting: After checking the documents of the applicant, technical meeting will be arranged with the technical personnel of the applicant.

4)Sample testing: The test will be carried out in accordance with the applicable standards, which can be carried out in the laboratories of the manufacturer or any of the laboratories in the country.

5) factory inspection: GS certification requires that the site of production be checked for safety related procedures.

6) issue GS certificates.


GS certification cycle

Generally speaking, the length of time depends on whether the product needs to be modified or the manufacturer submits the required product documentation. Generally speaking, the time required is usually from six to eight weeks.


GS certification fees

The fee includes a lump sum fee, factory inspection fee and certificate annual fee. The specific number will be determined based on the category of the product and the required testing. After receiving the documents required by the applicant, the certification authority will provide the price for your reference. The market policy and credibility of each certification body are different, and the price will be different.


GS certification factory inspection requirements

1. Quality management

1.1 is there a management body that is responsible for product quality independent of production, who is the responsible man?

1.2 have the training plans of all kinds of personnel been formulated and implemented, especially the training plans of key technologists? How about the personnel appraisal system?

1.3 quality management personnel constitute the proportion of production personnel.

1.4 the production record of the product key process, the number of product packaging, if not, the quality problem, how to find out the defective products?

1.5 inspection of warehouse management and production operators:

1.5.1 raw material 1.5.2 production process 1.5.3 finished products

Is there any quality check and who is responsible for it?

1.7 whether regular quality analysis meetings are held, timely handling quality problems and good feedback.

2. Product line of certified products

2.1 production flow chart and quality control point diagram of certified products and the production system in clear text.

2.2 equipment, instruments and gauges on the production line are provided with maintenance system and regular inspection system and records.

2.3 whether there are key production equipment, process equipment and test equipment, how accurate, provide related list.

3. Raw materials, purchased parts, parts

3.1 provide a catalogue of critical parts and key materials.

3.2 how to ensure the quality of raw materials, purchased parts and parts (whether the parts and raw materials inspection specifications are prepared).There is no collage and custodial system.

4, measurement

4.1 is there any metering organization?

4.2 the scope of work of the metering institution and the status of personnel.

4.3 if there are no metering organizations, please specify what units are measured.

5. Factory testing institution

5.1 the name and production plant of the main test equipment shall be listed. If there is any certificate of qualification and valid appraisal certificate (accuracy, grade), which tests can be carried out?

5.2 test environment

Technical documents and information

6.1 product drawings and technical conditions and process documents.

6.2 the test report of application for certification products in the last half year.

6.3 the percentage of waste and defective products that have been recovered in the last half of the year.

7. Technical services

7.1 what is the status record and user evaluation?


Information on the submission of GS certification

1. Fill in the application form

2. Sign the general agreement

3. Assess the information required by the safety regulations

The CB certificates and reports of the product can be provided, which must include the European group difference. Or provide the information required for the evaluation of the safety regulations

- instructions for the use of products (including safety warning, maintenance instructions, installation instructions of accessories, etc.)

- list of parts (in accordance with relevant standards, provide information on key components used in the products).The parts information may include manufacturers, models, parameters and authentication information, and the requirements of the parts and parts shall be considered as required by the parts standards and final product standards.

- circuit diagram and layout

- the structure of the product

Specification of parts for transformer and other parts

4. Contact with food components (if any)

Please provide information on the food hygiene license issued by the authorities to contact black materials (plastics, coatings, etc.) or require relevant test assessments (PAH).

5. Nameplate (German, needs the correct size of GS logo.)

6. Electromagnetic compatibility assessment report (EMC) and factory compliance declaration (DOC)

7. Instructions for German

8. Sample of the shipment period to complete the assessment of structural examination, type test or ergonomic test

9. For the applicable product category, the assessment report of Noise and EN50332 shall be provided

10. If applicable product category, the evaluation report of DMF and EMF should be provided.


GS certification - Impact

The GS logo indicates that the product's use of security has been tested by independent institutions of public trust. GS mark, though not mandatory requirement, but it does happen in the product fault caused the accident, make manufacturers strictly Germany (Europe) product safety constraints. So GS logo is a powerful marketing tool, which can enhance customers' confidence and purchase desire. Although GS is the German standard, most countries in Europe accept it. Moreover, the product will satisfy the CE mark of ec. And CE, GS mark, there is no legal force, but the safety consciousness has been deeply ordinary consumers, a GS mark electrical appliances in the market may be more like products is more competitive.

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