garden tools testing

Garden tools testing

Guarantee the quality of your products

Guarantee the quality of your products

The garden tools manufacturing sector has progressed from traditional equipment like hand mowers and rakes to electric and battery-powered devices. Automation and digital control, exemplified by robotic mowers, are trending for convenient lawn care.

Yet, these advancements pose risks, leading to around 7,000 accidents each year with machine-operated mowers alone. This highlights the crucial role of thorough garden tools testing and certification to ensure safety and performance standards

What is garden tools testing?

 garden tools testing image 1Garden tools testing encompasses a thorough evaluation for safety, functionality, quality, and other factors such as pollutant levels, noise emissions, and electromagnetic compatibility. TÜV SÜD’s experts use a diverse array of testing equipment.

These include specific systems for assessing the safety of garden power tools like lawn mowers, brake test benches, and resources for examining battery-powered garden tools, such as those that use lithium-ion batteries. 



Why is garden tools testing Important?


garden tools testingHome gardening often utilises a range of electric and petrol-powered garden appliances, potentially sidelining safety considerations. Motorised garden and outdoor products designed for tasks like cutting, mowing, or chopping can pose risks.

The emergence of innovative, digitally-equipped devices necessitates comprehensive risk assessments, accounting for factors such as electrical safety and radio compatibility. 


What TÜV SÜD can do for you

Comprehensive testing of garden tools, including electrical safety test and assessment, ensures your garden tools are safe, functional, and meet all regulatory standards. This boosts your quality reputation but also enhances the marketability of your offerings, giving you a competitive edge and fostering customer trust, thereby maximising your products' economic value. 

We test and certify garden tools such as:

  • Mechanical garden tools (garden shears, wheelbarrows, rakes)
  • Electric garden tools (robotic mowers, leaf vacuum cleaners, pond pumps, scarifiers and lawn fans)


our services

  • Electrical safety tests
  • Usability and endurance tests
  • Global Market Access (GMA)
  • International approvals (CB)
  • Conformity assessment procedure
  • Mechanical safety tests
  • Risk analyses
  • Spot tests
  • Certification


why trust TÜV SÜD

With our experts’ knowledge and understanding of regulatory standards, TÜV SÜD can help to provide guidance tailored to the specific needs of your business and your clients' jurisdictions.

Furthermore, TÜV SÜD stands as a one-stop provider for various audits covering aspects like safety, performance, and chemical management. We guide you through the certification process, letting your organisation focus on its core business objectives.


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