Product Certification | Nemko

By: Nemko  09-12-2011
Keywords: electrical equipment, Office Equipment, Marine Equipment

This is Nemko's own certification mark as established in 1933 as a mandatory mark for electrical products marketed in Norway. Since 1991, it is offered as a voluntary mark and has gained worldwide recognition as a sign of compliance with relevant safety and EMC standards, especially within the IT and office equipment area.

The IEC CB Scheme is by far the largest international certification scheme for products and is the closest there is to worldwide certification. It has more than 60 member countries, but it is also accepted outside these countries

The GS Mark (Geprüfte Sicherheit, meaning Tested Safety) is a specific German mark that is used for a wide range of products, including electrical equipment.

The GS mark is owned and monitored by the German safety authorities, but is offered through Nemko.  It is highly recognized not only in Germany, but also throughout Europe.

The CCC (China Compulsory Certification) is required for market access in China for many listed products. It was implemented on May 1, 2002, and replaces the earlier mandatory CCEE and CCIB certification.

GOST R certification is mandatory for a wide range of products and the GOST-R mark is a mandatory certification mark for electrical products, which are going to be shipped into Russia.

The certification is based on safety testing for IEC standards with Russian deviations, EMC testing and for products in contact with food, this also includes hygienic certification. Nemko is one of the few GOST approved laboratories outside of Russia.

BSMI (Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection) Certification is the approval scheme for ITE and audio/ video products in Taiwan.

This is the regulatory European product marking allowing access to the EU/EEA member countries (and even some EU candidate countries in Eastern Europe), as dictated by EU Directives and corresponding national regulations.

The KC mark is mandatory for certain types of electrical products in Korea.

This purpose of this mark is to protect consumers from the hazardous aspects of electrical appliances (electric shock, energy hazards, fires, mechanical hazards, thermal hazards, radiation hazards, chemical hazards, etc.)

This is a common European third party certification mark granted to certain electrical equipment complying with the European safety standards as defined in the agreement.

The Wheel Mark (Mark of Conformity) is the European regulatory marking of all marine equipment, as defined in the Marine Equipment Directive, 96/98/EC.

The Hazardous Substance Testing Service (HSTS) is offered as a part of the IECEE CB scheme. It is a means of determining and reporting the level of hazardous substances in materials and components used in electrical equipment.

The Hazardous Substance Testing Service (HSTS) is offered as a part of the IECEE CB scheme. It is a means of determining and reporting the level of hazardous substances in materials and components used in electrical equipment.

Nemko performs certification for non-electrical products. The certified products are entitled to carry the NS-mark showing conformity with relevant Norwegian Standards, which are harmonized with European Norms when available.

Nemko is able to provide the following certification marks for EMC:

Canadian Electrical Safety Certification Services

Nemko Canada has gained accreditation from the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) to certify electrical products to Canadian Electrical Safety requirements.

This is a common European certification mark for EMC. It shows that the product specifically complies with the European EMC standards for electromagnetic emission and immunity.

This is a long-standing agreement between the European certification bodies for electrical products to avoid the need for retesting when applying for national certification in the different member countries.

Attestation of Conformity, or AoC, attests conformity of the tested product sample only, as sometimes called type certification.  As such, it does not include any production  surveillance and does not give the right to use any certification mark.

The Nordic Certification Service is a long-standing agreement between the EMKO bodies:

  • Demko (UL Int.) as the national certification body in Denmark
  • Fimko (SGS) as the national certification body in Finland
  • Nemko as the national certification body in Norway
  • Semko (Intertek ) as the national certification body in Sweden

It implies that the four marks (D)(FI)(N)(S) may be obtained by one single application and submittal.

CE marking shall be affixed to all kinds of radio and telecommunications terminal equipment. This marking implies that a product fulfils the essential requirements laid down in all applicable EU directives, mainly the R&TTE Directive. A CE marked product has the benefit of free circulation within the EU and EEA.

When a product is CE marked, manufacturers or their representatives within the EEA are able to demonstrate that their products are fully compliant. They are obliged to issue a written declaration of conformity and compile proper documentation such as equipment description, drawings and diagrams, reference to standards applied, test reports, etc.

Nemko has recently acquired an existing NRTL, CCL (Communication Certification Laboratory) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Through this acquisition, Nemko is now able to provide direct market access to the United States for products requiring NRTL certification for the product areas covering standards UL 60950-1, UL 60065 and UL 61010-1.

Nemko Canada is recognized by the European Union as a Notified Body (NB Nr 1622) under the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive. This recognition enables us to provide conformity assessment services under Annexes III, IV and V of the directive.

Nemko Canada has been recognized as a Telecommunications Certification Body (TCB) by the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Nemko Canada has been recognized as a Certification Body by the following Regulatory Bodies:

The Diamond PSE (Product Safety Electric Appliance and Materials) Mark is mandatory in Japan for all specified electrical appliances to show that the product complies with the Japanese technical standards for electrical devices.

The IECEE EMC CB is an international scheme equivalent to the IECEE CB Scheme, but is intended specifically for EMC standards instead of safety standards.

The Circle PSE (Product Safety Electric Appliance and Materials) Mark is mandatory in Japan for all electrical appliances (other than the specified electrical appliances) to show that the product complies with the Japanese technical standards for electrical devices.

The CB-FCS (Full Certification System) is an advanced version of the traditional CB Scheme.

Notified Body Service for Europe / CE marking

Nemko is accredited according to EN 45011 (ISO/IEC Guide 65), and ISO/IEC 17025.

Canadian Medical Devices Conformity Assessment System (CMDCAS) is required by the Standards Council of Canada to certify that Medical Devices are manufactured under a certified quality management system that meets the criteria of the international standard ISO 13485:2003.

IEC 61508 applies to the functional safety of electrical, electronic and programmable electronic safety-related systems. This standard studies the use of programmable electronic systems in security features.

Terminal Equipment (TE) is subject to registration using a Declaration of Conformity process. All TE must be tested to CS-03 by an ISO 17025 accredited lab that has been recognized by Industry Canada as a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) for CS-03.

Telecommunications Terminal Equipment is regulated under Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 68.

Under these rules, the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachment (ACTA) was created to oversee the approvals of Terminal Equipment. ACTA maintain the database of all approved equipment and also stipulate which Industry developed standards are recognized for approvals purposes.

Nemko Canada has been recognized as a Certification Body by Industry Canada for issuing certificates to Industry Canada Radio Standards Specifications (RSS).

As of April 29, 2008, Nemko Canada Inc has been recognized by the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA) of Hong Kong, China, to issue Certifications on Telecommunications Products within our scope of recognition.

The recognition has been made possible through the provisions of the APEC TEL Mutual Recognition Arrangement between Canada and Hong Kong, China. Nemko Canada has become the first non-domestic Certification Body for certifying products to OFTA regulations.

As of January 25, 2008, Nemko Canada Inc has been recognized by the National Communications Commission (NCC) of Taiwan to issue Certifications on Telecommunications Products within our scope of recognition.

The recognition has been made possible through the provisions of the APEC TEL Mutual Recognition Arrangement between Canada and Taiwan (Chinese Taipei). Nemko Canada has become the first non-domestic Certification Body for certifying products to NCC regulations.

Special Inspection (SI) / Field Evaluation is an alternative to traditional Product Safety Certification for Electrical products. This service provides on-the-spot evaluation, testing and labeling.

Keywords: Certification Scheme, electrical equipment, electrical products, Emc Testing, European Safety Standards, Hazardous Substance Testing, Marine Equipment, Office Equipment, Product Marking, Safety Testing, Third Party Certification,

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