SABS Certification

As an accredited testing laboratory, we’ve helped thousands of manufacturers complete safety testing for their products and achieve SABS certification.

1. SABS certification

SABS stands for South African Bureau of Standards. SABS certification is a type of conformity assessment that verifies that the product meets the minimum safety and quality standards set by the South African government.

2. More about SABS certification

  • Information technology (IT) products: IEC 62368 series standards;
  • Audiovisual (AV) and electronic entertainment equipment: SANS IEC 6238 series standards;
  • Household products: SANS IEC 60335 series standards.

Required documentation varies depending on the products. For detailed required documentation on specific product, please fill out our short form, our expert will be glad to assist you further. Below are some of typical required documentation for SABS certification:

  • Safety test report: CB test report and certificate, and test reports according to IEC standards as required by the South Africa;
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) test report;
  • Additional documents: application form, authorization letter, instruction manual in English, safety warnings on label must be in English.

Below are the general application steps for achieving SABS certificate. Have questions or not sure where to start? Please fill out our short form, our expert will be glad to assist further.

  • Fill out the application form;
  • If the factory has more than one location, a separate application form is required. Each product within the scope of certification is required to be indicated in the application form. In addition, the factory also needs to fill out the application form of the reputation of the responsible person, who has to bear the initial factory inspection fee and other fees;
  • SABS will issue an approved quotation upon receipt of the application;
  • SABS will conduct a factory inspection if the quotation is accepted;
  • SABS will prepare an annual supervision contract if the factory inspection is passed;
  • Two auditors will conduct a random review each year, and the cost of annual supervisory audits and testing will be specified in the contract;
  • Two auditors will take samples back to the laboratory;
  • Samples for future tests will be taken by SABS from the goods of the buyer in South Africa. If the batch of goods is less than 4 times per year, then insufficient samples will be requested to be sent from the factory, and the cost will be borne by the factory;
  • If the test result is unsatisfactory, the cost of the sample and the cost of retesting will be borne by the factory.

South Africa’s certification is divided into two types of certification:

  • The first type of application is to apply for a letter of authority (LoA) and certificate of conformity (CoC), which is mandatory for South Africa’s imports, and this certification process is not allowed to label SASB mark on the label of products, such application do not require factory inspection.
  • The second type of application is based on the first type of application, and can be applied for the use of SABS mark. The use of the mark requires a series of factory inspection procedures, and will cost a lot. Annual fees and factory inspection fees must be paid every year to use the mark.

SABS certificate is valid for 3 years unless cancelled for other reasons.

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3. Factory inspection

Factory inspection is required for SABS certification.

4. Price and lead time

You will never pay for services that you don’t need! GTG Group provides a customized quote which are tailored to each client's needs and budget. Furthermore, we can expedite the certification process by leveraging modern technologies that ensure you receive the SABS certification in a reasonably short time frame, faster than the average industry time.

However, the cost and the lead time of testing and certification varies depending on the product complexity and the testing requirements. GTG Group provides free consultation to assess your needs and provide advice on how to get started with compliance. Contact us today by filling out our short form!

5. Why choose us?

Founded in 2012, GTG Group is an independent ISO/IEC 17025 accredited product testing and certification services provider in China, providing comprehensive testing and regulatory certifications obtaining services for a wide range of products. Our goal is to certify your products and ensure their compliance with regulatory standards in order to help you access worldwide markets.

By working with GTG Group, you will enjoy the convenience of completing all of your tests (safety, EMC, RF, wireless, energy efficiency, environmental, durability, performance, chemical and other tests) and receive certification for your product from a single accredited lab. You will also eliminate the headaches of using multiple labs, delays in logistics, and shipping costs. Contact us today!

One of the most significant advantages of working with GTG Group is that we perform real test and are responsible for the end user. This is essential because it avoid risks and provides peace of mind to businesses and individuals who use the products. We have worked with some of the world’s leading businesses, and our services are highly regarded by our clients. When you choose the GTG Group for testing and certification, you can be confident that you are working with a trusted and reliable partner.

Our testing and test reports are globally recognized and accepted by regulatory agencies, ensuring that your products meet the necessary standards and regulations. GTG Group’s subsidiaries are accredited by local and international certification bodies that includes IECEE, UL, A2LA, NVLAP, ITS (Intertek), KTC, TÜV, Eurofins, CNAS, CMA, CQC. Our accreditation is a testament to our commitment to providing high-quality testing services that meet industry standards. Check all accreditation documents in this page.

GTG Group accredited laboratory have more than 13 years of experience in safety testing for global market and have helped thousands of businesses achieve local certifications for both mandatory and voluntary. Experts we hired are all with deep industry expertise and extensive technical knowledge that can help you avoid common mistakes.

Our facilities are with enough space to perform every type of test separately and have room for all your equipment as well as plenty of workspace around it. GTG Group covers a testing area of 30,000 square meters and have more safety testing labs, EMC testing labs, RF testing labs, wireless testing labs, energy efficiency testing labs, performance testing labs, durability testing labs and environmental testing labs than our peers. 

Furthemore, our standardized and normalized testing process allows us to deliver accurate and reliable testing results within a short timeframe. That’s why our turnaround time is among the fastest in the industry, ensuring that our clients get their products to the market without any delay.

GTG Group invest heavily in modern testing equipment and have a rigorous quality control process in place to ensure that the testing methods are accurate and reliable. Additionally, the laboratory regularly upgrades its equipment to ensure that it remains at the cutting edge of technology.

We understand that every product is different, and the cost is a significant factor when it comes to product development. GTG Group strive to provide affordable testing solutions without compromising on quality. Our team of experts will work closely with you to understand your product’s specific needs and design testing solutions that meet your requirements and ensures compliance with regulatory standards. This means that you can get the testing you need, without paying for services that you don’t, ensuring that our clients always get the best value for their money.

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