Announcing PCA LVE Notified Body status for SGS

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is delighted to announce that SGS Gulf Limited (SGS) has been appointed as a Notified Body for the certification of low voltage electrical equipment (LVE) in Oman by the Directorate General for Standards and Metrology of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion of the Sultanate of Oman (DGSM).

Oman’s product conformity program requires that specific regulated product categories are be certified for compliance with the country’s technical regulations and standards, or their approved equivalents. SGS can carry out assessments for the products listed under Stage 1 LVE, which are washing machines (with a capacity exceeding 10 kg and up to 25kg), dishwashers and vacuum cleaners. Products categorized under Stage 2 and 3 will be announced later this year and in 2024.

In addition to this, SGS has also been approved for the certification of the DGSM’s energy efficiency rating scheme of air conditioners and for G Mark Certification of LVEs. The latter covers categories such as refrigerators, food grinders and mixers, ovens, plugs, socket outlets, cord extension sets, air-conditioners, microwave ovens, washing machines, electric water heaters, electric fans, electric irons, hair straighteners and curlers etc.

Certificates of Conformity are issued by SGS following an assessment and testing process which includes design and sample evaluation, as well as analysis in DGSM-approved laboratories. The type examination process involves safety and electromagnetic compatibility tests, and manufacturers must prepare product design and risk analysis documentation. Once the products have been approved by SGS and registered with the DGSM, a certificate of conformity can be issued.

Oman’s product conformity assessment (PCA) program regulates products sold in the country, in order to protect public health and the environment. SGS’s services help manufacturers and retailers gain access to Omani markets, avoid delays in customs clearance and reduce loss from potential penalties.

More information is available in SGS’s PCA Newsletter, Q2 2023.

For further information, please contact:

Sithara Hatim
Certification Center Manager, SGS

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