S-Mark, KC-Mark, KCs-Mark
In South Korea, the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) has an ‘S’ mark optional certification system established to reduce occupational disasters. It is also a compulsory certification authentication and registration system for products sold and distributed in South Korea. The KCs mark targets machines, instruments, protective devices and tools.
The S-Mark is a voluntary certification system established by the Korean Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA), a public institution, for the purpose of certifying the safety of products that are sold and distributed in Korea. End users in Korea may require the S-Mark on delivery specifications of industrial equipment.
The KC-Mark is a mandatory certification and registration system which assures the safety of products sold and distributed in Korea. It contains conformity certification, conformity registration, and self-conformity registration required according to product categories. Self-conformity registration may be applied for using the test results of ILAC and other domestic accredited testing laboratories, but for conformity and other types of certification, testing conducted by RRA-accredited testing laboratories in Korea is required.
The KCs-Mark is a mandatory certification system established by the Korean Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA), a public institution, for the purpose of certifying the safety of products that are sold and distributed in Korea. Machinery, devices, explosion protective devices, and protective equipment are subject to the certification, which is roughly classified into the categories of mandatory safety certification and independent safety confirmation. For industrial robots, grinding machines, conveyors, and other types of equipment which are subject to independent safety checks, certification can be applied for based on the results of tests conducted at accredited testing laboratories in the country, such as ILAC. However, in the case of mandatory safety certification for injection molding machines, presses, pressure vessels, and other types of equipment for which various countries require certification, review and testing must be conducted by KOSHA or a KOSHA-accredited institution in Korea.