TÜV SÜD Certification Marks
A TÜV SÜD certification mark enables you to secure a competitive edge, and to demonstrate it to the outside world. By displaying these globally recognized certification marks on your products, packaging, website and advertisements, you highlight the outstanding quality or functional features of your products, giving you a critical competitive advantage over your rivals.
It is important to use the TÜV SÜD certification marks in the right way and the correct graphic version. The TÜV SÜD Testing and Certification Regulations state that:
A certification mark may only be used in advertising products for which a valid certificate exists. Advertising featuring the certification mark must be immediately discontinued when the certification expires, is revoked or withdrawn.
The certificate defines issues including the certification mark to be used, the products and models certified and the certificate holder who is authorized to use the mark. For example, only kettles with the certified model designation “Green” are entitled to display the certification mark; a non-certified “Blue” model, even if identical in design and construction, may not apply the mark.
Certification marks must not be used in a misleading manner. Particular care must be taken that the certification mark is used only in direct connection with the certified product and that the mark is clearly obvious as such.
As a TÜV SÜD customer you are entitled to use TÜV SÜD certification marks in your advertising. Testing and GS (“Safety Tested”) marks of other testing institutes and TÜV companies are not interchangeable.
Written permission must be obtained from TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH in advance for any use of the testing/audit report or the name of TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH for advertising purposes.
As certificate holder you are responsible for ensuring that the certification mark is used in an appropriate and reliable manner, and that also your customers do that. The certificate holder may not assign a certificate to third parties.
Infringement of the Testing and Certification Regulations may, in extreme cases, result in fines of up to EUR 250,000.
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The awarding of this mark is based on the German Equipment and Product Safety Act (GPSG). All relevant safety requirements must be fulfilled. This includes also additional safety requirements i.e. risk analysis with regard to the foreseeable misuse of the product as well as the use of PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons).
The TÜV SÜD GS Mark is available in two versions: Type A und Type B
GS Mark, Type A
It is used for images over 20 mm in height.
Download Type A
|GS Mark, Type B|
This GS mark is for use with a max. vertical height of 2 cm. The illustrated version is most commonly used on products.Download Type B
|TÜV SÜD Mark P|
Safety tested, production monitored - a mark which is awarded exclusively by TÜV SÜD Product Service. It clearly indicates that safety inspections are performed and production sites are monitored regularly.
The requirements for awarding this mark are defined in product related standards or test programs. Besides safety aspects, additional features like usability or environmental characteristics can be certified on request.Download
|TÜV SÜD Mark E|
Type tested, production monitored: corresponds to the TÜV SÜD Mark P, with the addition "Type tested". This mark is awarded when other aspects than safety are in the focus of the examination (serviceability, quality etc.) or when the GS mark cannot be awarded (as for components).Download
This mark is awarded for electrical appliances which have been tested to verify compliance with the requirements for electromagnetic compatibility.Download
The EMV mark attests electromagnetic compatibility (EMV) of appliances and systems, i.e. they neither emit, nor are they sensitive to electrical interference. The mark is awarded when the requirements of standards on the electromagnetic compatibility of products are fulfilled. The focus of this mark is not on safety aspects.
ENEC mark (European Norms Electrical Certification) for lighting fixtures (emergency lighting excepted):
The ENEC mark can be awarded when a Notified Body has certified compliance with DIN EN 60 598, and the product also fulfils the requirements of a quality assurance system, at least of DIN ISO 9002. If the ENEC mark has been awarded by TÜV SÜD Product Service, the TÜV SÜD mark may be added to the ENEC mark.
NRTL TÜV SÜD Mark
The NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory) program of OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) acknowledges private organizations and confirms their qualification to test technical products for their safety in the workplace according to the requirements of the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration. "US" stands for compliance with the requirements of US authorities, "C" for compliance with Canadian requirements.
Download NRTL incl. "C" and "US"
Certification Mark Medical Health Services (MHS)
This mark confirms compliance of the QM system of a manufacturer of medical products with the specified standard. Any other applicable standards may be mentioned alternatively. The Aesculapian staff may take the place of the "Q" symbol.
This mark is not for application on products, other marks are intended specifically for that.
Combined Mark P - 9001
The TÜV SÜD mark can be combined with various quality management certificates. This mark certifies compliance of the manufacturer`s QM system with ISO 9001:2000, in addition to comprehensive product testing.