Manufacturers placing products on the European market are obligated to label those products with a CE mark. They thereby declare conformity of their products with all relevant European directives.
Dependent on the potential risk of the product it may be necessary or in the interest of the manufacturer to consult a Notified Body of the relevant EU directive during the CE conformity assessment procedure. A Notified Body is appointed by a higher authority or institution, such as the Central Office of Federal States for Safety Equipment (ZLS) and the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post & Railway (BNetzA).
SLG Prüf- und Zertifizierungs GmbH is a Notified Body, Registration no. 0494, and provides professional support during the CE conformity assessment procedure for products within the scope of the following European directives:
Difference between CE and GS
The CE mark is a manufacturer declaration, whereas the GS mark is a safety mark issued by an independent and accredited testing body.
During the CE conformity assessment procedure, manufactureres may consult a test laboratory for support. For a specified number of products, support by a Notified Body is compüulsory.
Awarding a GS mark provides proof that a product complies with the German Product Safety Act (ProdSG). Production monitoring is therefore an integral part of the GS certification process.