The GS or “Geprüfte Sicherheit” (tested safety) Mark is a voluntary certification mark applied to finished products that signifies their compliance with all of the statutory requirements of the German Product Safety Act (ProdSG). The scope of the GS Mark includes essential product characteristics such as electrical safety, chemical and hazardous material use, ergonomics and noise, and also covers an evaluation of a manufacturer’s factory production. The GS Mark on a product remains valid provided that a manufacturer submits to an annual inspection of its production facilities.
Products bearing the GS Mark have been subject to rigorous testing and evaluation. The scope and widespread acceptance of the GS Mark by regulatory authorities is readily recognised by corporate buyers, retailers and consumers, giving products that carry the GS Mark important market advantages over comparable products without the Mark.
TÜV SÜD is an notified body for GS Mark testing and certification, and has approved test facilities throughout the world. We can assess your products for compliance with all of the statutory requirements of the ProdSG, including those addressing electrical and mechanical safety, hazardous materials, ergonomics and noise. When used in combination with TÜV SÜD’s globally-recognised blue octagon, the GS Mark provides buyers with a clear indication of your company’s commitment to product safety.
TÜV SÜD’s GS Mark testing and certification services are available for finished products in the following categories:
- Children products
- Car accessories
- Consumer electronics
- Garden tools and equipment
- Household devices
- Personal protective equipment (Category I and II)
- ... etc
TÜV SÜD’s GS Mark testing and certification services include the following tests:
- Electrical and mechanical safety testing
- Chemical and hazardous material testing
- Noise emissions
TÜV SÜD is a trusted partner to companies ranging from global manufacturers to regional and local research and development firms. Our team of specialists works with you through the entire product development cycle to add value and help you to deliver safe and reliable products. TÜV SÜD technical professionals are actively involved in international advisory boards and standards development activities, ensuring up-to-date knowledge of current and changing requirements.
Represented in over 800 locations worldwide, TÜV SÜD has an unsurpassed track record of meeting and exceeding the requirements and expectations of our client companies. The TÜV SÜD brand and our distinctive blue octagon mark are instantly recognised around the globe as symbols of quality and safety, and will increase customer confidence in your brand.