TUV GS Tested & Certified

How strong and safe is our shelving?

Most shelving suppliers rely on test data produced by their own manufacturers – in short, they test it themselves. Although there is nothing wrong with this, there’s no guarantee that shelving tests are adequate, consistent or meet any recognised standards.

At BiGDUG, we go one step further by getting our shelving independently certified by an internationally recognised testing organisation. All BiGDUG TÜVGS shelving is:

  • Independently tested to German quality standards – the most rigorous in Europe
  • Certified to internationally recognised standards
  • shelving has been safety tested to at least twice the advertised load capacity
  • Your assurance of reliability, quality and safety

Wherever you see this logo, you can be confident that the shelving has been fully tested and certified to the highest European standards.

What is TÜV GS?

TÜV Nord (Technischer Uberwachungs-Verein) is an organisation recognised by the German government for independently testing shelving to approved standards.
The abbreviation GS stands for “Geprüfte Sicherheit (tested safety)” and is a voluntary certification mark.
German product safety law standards are generally accepted as the highest, most rigorous standards in Europe.

All BiGDUG’s shelving products that carry the TÜV GS mark demonstrate that:

  • A representative sample of the shelving has been evaluated, tested and approved as safe
  • The shelving production line is inspected on an annual basis
  • A process is in place for ongoing product quality testing

A load test is carried out every day by our factory to ensure ongoing product quality and safety. Shelves are assembled and then gradually loaded with heavy steel weights. Capacity and deflection levels are measured and compared to the approved standards. Shelves are normally tested to destruction so that the permissible safety margin can also be checked. This safety margin is normally at least twice the advertised shelving load capacity.

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