Testing and certification body of the expert committee for PPE
The testing and certification body of the expert committee for personal protective equipment (PPE) within the Zentrum für Sicherheitstechnik (ZS) is integrated into the organisation of “DGUV Test”, the testing and certification network of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) that is the umbrella association of the accident insurance institutions for the industrial and public sectors (the BGs and the public-sector accident insurers respectively).
Thus a uniform, high quality level shall be ensured, the testing and certification capacities efficiently used and the test and certification activities of DGUV at national, European and international level represented in a united and uniform way.
The test and certification body of the expert committee for PPE
- tests and certifies personal protective equipment in accordance with the EC Directive 89/686/EEC
- certifies and monitors quality management systems and provides support for their setup
- carries out tests that have to be passed in order to obtain for instance the following:
- GS mark
- DGUV Test mark
- EuroTest mark
In the framework of test and certification activities, our staff members work in different committees in the field of experience exchange of notified bodies as well as in standardisation on a national and European level.
The activities of the test and certification institutes within DGUV Test are carried out on the basis of accreditation, the authorisation obtained in accordance with section 23 paragraph 1 of ProdSG (German Product Safety Act) and, if applicable, notification in accordance with the European directives.