DGUV Test: Certificates

Explanations to the types of certificates

For more than 40 years, the Testing and Certification Bodies in DGUV Test have been testing products on the basis of the German Product Safety Act (ProdSG) as well as on the basis of the EC-directives and other safety and health requirements. Depending on the product and in some cases on the wish of the manufacturer, the issued certificate can be one of the following:

  • GS-Test certificate (GS)
    The product is subject to the German Product Safety Act and has the permission to be marked with the GS mark.
  • EC-Type Test Certificate (EG)
    The product is subject to an EC-directive that intends an EC-type test for this product. Together with this certificate no label is going to be issued.
  • DGUV Test Certificate (DT)
    • It concerns a component or a partial aspect, for example by testing noise or vibration, or
    • the manufacturer prefers the DGUV Test label to the GS label.
      In this case the product has the permission to be marked with the DGUV Test label. In some cases an addendum is added to the DGUV Test mark.
  • Type Test Certificate (BM)
    The product is subject to an EC-directive but there is no EC-type test intended for this product. Together with this test certificate no label is going to be issued.
  • Marking Permission (ZG)
    Supplementary to an EC-type test certificate or a type test certificate. Together with this permission the DGUV Test label is issued
  • Quality Management System (QS)
    The certification of Quality Management Systems takes place according to the international standards ISO 9001 or to the requirements of the European directives.

In short:

  • GS = GS Test Certificate
  • DT = DGUV Test Certificate / BG = BG Test Certificate
  • EG = EC-Type Test Certificate
  • BM = Type Test Certificate
  • ZG = Marking Permission
  • PU = Certificate of Adequacy
  • PB = Test Certificate (for special purposes)
  • QS = Certified Quality Management System
  • ET = EuroTest Certificate

Contact

Secretariat DGUV Test
Alte Heerstraße 111
53757 Sankt Augustin
Tel: +49 (0) 2241 231 1467
Fax: +49 (0) 2241 231 841448