Certification mark for shower trays Z2_211
The certification mark applies to shower trays.
Basis of certification:
The test procedure developed by TÜV SÜD is based on standards such as DIN 18040-1 (Construction of accessible buildings – Design principles – Part 1: Publicly accessible buildings) and DIN 18040-2 (Part 2: Dwellings).
Key words of the certification mark:
slide resistant - anti slip
The shower trays certified by TÜV SÜD have an anti-slip base. GUV-I 8527 (municipal accident insurance standard) flooring for wet-loaded barefoot areas defines the degrees of the inclination angle, which provides information about the anti-slip properties. The anti-slip properties are graded by the letters A, B and C. The shower trays certified by TÜV SÜD Product Service must correspond to grade B, and thus an inclination angle of ≥ 18°, as a minimum requirement.
Testing is based on the DIN 18040-1 standard (see Basis of certification). The standard defines the requirements for accessible buildings and structures. It applies to the barrier-free accessible design, execution and fit-out of publicly accessible buildings.
Testing is based on the DIN 18040-2 standard (see Basis of certification). This part of the standard applies to the barrier-free, accessible design, execution and fit-out of dwellings and buildings with flats.
The voluntary TÜV SÜD certification mark with the statement “Type tested” is issued for products and components, indicating that the product was tested and certified by the independent third-party organisation of TÜV SÜD Product Service for conformity with the essential technical safety requirements. The certification criteria vary depending on the products in question.
Periodic surveillance of the manufacture of a product constitutes the basic premise for certification which includes the award of a certification mark. Certification always requires product testing and regular factory inspections.
As a third-party expert organisation, TÜV SÜD verifies that the manufacturer is able to maintain consistent quality in line with the requirements throughout high-volume production and has established the necessary quality system, including incoming goods inspections, lists of materials and final product check.
In addition, calibration of the necessary measuring and monitoring equipment must be ensured. Surveillance and/or monitoring covers the testing of safety-critical components and other materials used. If unauthorised changes are made to the product, the certificate will be withdrawn and the TÜV SÜD certification mark may no longer be used.