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Certification mark for emergency winter traction aids

Certification mark for emergency winter traction aids

Scope:

The certification mark applies to emergency winter traction aids for passenger cars and trucks. Emergency winter traction aids are designed to ensure better grip, and thus improve safety on ice and snow. They are not replacements for snow chains.

Basis of certification:

The certification mark is awarded within the framework of voluntary testing and certification.

Key words of the certification mark:

  • Emergency winter traction aid
    The TÜV SÜD certification mark with the statement “Emergency winter traction aid” is awarded to certified traction aids for starting vehicles on slippery terrain such as snow and ice.
  • TPS-Standard PPP 53283
    For certification of emergency winter traction aids, the traction of trucks was tested on a variety of road surfaces and in various driving conditions.
  • TPS-Standard PPP 53219
    For certification of emergency winter traction aids, the traction of passenger cars was tested on a variety of road surfaces and in various driving conditions.
  • Safety tested

    The voluntary certification mark with the statement “Safety tested” is issued for products, 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.

  • Production monitored

     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 If unauthorised changes are made to the product, the certificate will be withdrawn and the TÜV SÜD certification mark may no longer be used.

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