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Updated on 25 May 2020 9.00 AM IST | 4 min read
GS Mark Certification in India
GS stands for German safety. GS mark is a voluntary certification mark of the German government assigned to technical equipment’s which differentiate them from other products and give them edge over their competitors. This mark ensures that the product or technical equipment is meeting the quality & safety standards set in the German product safety act.This mark is considered as a symbol of safety & quality all over Germany and EU countries. If an individual doing a business in Germany and his or her all products contain GS certification mark, customers are ready to buy these products even at a higher price as it ensures quality & safety. This mark is not only designed for German market and you will find the same mark on the large proportion of electronic products and machinery selling throughout the world. GS mark covers electrical, safety, use of chemical and hazardous material (if any), evaluation of a manufacturer’s factory production, noise etc.
Many furniture retailers and consumers are increasingly demanding products that confirm that the product is of high quality and meeting all the safety requirements. It helps you and makes your product stand out from the crowd.
What Is Included In Our Package?
Product list containing GS certification mark
GS certification mark is assigned to the following products mentioned below –
Coffee mills & grinders
Home A/V equipment
Commercial deep fryers
Office /IT equipment
Process of GS certification
The process of GS certification is as follows –
- In the first step, applicant needs to submit the application form along with the required documents to GS certification body.
- In the second step, application form and documents are verified by the GS certification body. Applicant needs to provide all the technical information of the product with electrical schematics, bill of materials, product use and model description to the technical staff of the certification body along with the sample of the product.
- In the third step, sample of the product is tested in the manufacturer’s laboratory or at any other inspection body of any of the laboratories of the country.
- After checking the product, the report has been generated and if it is found that the report is meeting all the GS requirements, GS certification mark is issued by the GS authority to the manufacturer.
Note – GS certificate will be issued for up to 5 years.
GS certification bodies
GS certification cost
GS Certification body includes –
- One time license fee
- Inspection fee
- Factory certificate fee
Advantages of GS mark
The advantages of GS mark are as follows –
It is considered as a symbol of safety and quality by consumers throughout Germany and EU countries.
It gives you edge over your competitors.
It minimizes the manufacturer’s risk of product liability
It creates trust, confidence among customers and influences them to purchase the product.
It makes manufacturers confident that their products are of high quality, legal and safe for use.
It assures the customers that the products they are buying are independently tested by an authorized party and safe for use.
It has more weightage than CE mark as it is verified by a third party testing and certification organization.
It exceeds required legal standards in many cases.