The GS Mark, which stands for Geprüfte Sicherheit ("Tested Safety") is a voluntary certification scheme for technical equipment. Awarding of the GS Mark means that the product meets the quality and safety requirements set out in the German Product Safety Act and, if applicable, relevant European safety standards. Moreover, the GS Mark certification requirements exceed those of the mandatory CE mark and the EN standard – meaning that products awarded the GS Mark exceed the required legal requirements for safety.
Although the GS Mark was initially designed for the German market, it is now a worldwide recognized mark of quality and safety, and communicates to your customers that your product adheres to the highest standards.
QIMA, though Hansecontrol, is authorized to conduct relevant testing and award the GS mark for the following product groups:
In order to test whether your product meets the requirements for the GS Mark, our certification lab, accredited as a testing authority by the Zentralstelle der Länder für Sicherheitstechnik (ZLS), will conduct the following checks:
Product prototype tests
Tests of compliance with all legal requirements
Manufacturing site inspection and product monitoring
Production inspection of the series sample up to the prototype
If the testing process confirms your product’s compliance with all relevant requirements, it will be issued a GS Certificate, and awarded the GS Mark (valid for five years).
You will have the option to include a QR code on your GS Mark, allowing your consumers to easily view your product’s GS certificate using their smartphone.
Demonstrate product safety and quality above and beyond the legal requirements
Secure access to the German and EU market
Improve your brand’s standing globally
Give your consumers confidence in your product
Minimize risk of product liability
Gain a competitive edge
Why Choose QIMA-Hansecontrol for GS Mark Certification
A certification team with over 35 years of experience
Professional auditors and inspectors with expertise in all areas of quality and safety specific to electrical and technical equipment
Expert advice by technical experts and electrical engineers
Trusted by 3,000+ clients with global consumer product supply chains
Global reach: our team of 2,500+ qualified inspectors and auditors performs services in 85 countries
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