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In either CAPs (Conformity Assessment Procedures) of Annex (3) or Annex (4), the IECEE CB scheme full certificate - not partial test reports - is consider to satisfy the relevant part of the CAPs. Note that if the IECEE CB Scheme does not consider the EMC requirements testing then it has to be tested; also, other parts of the technical file shall be provided. Of course, if the IECEE CB scheme has been issued without taking into consideration the GSO member state national deviations, then it has to be considered. After all, those additional CAPs shall be done through the GSO Notified Body to get the permission of affixing the G-Mark, unless otherwise if that NCB issuing the IECEE CB Scheme Certificate is already a GSO Notified Body.

The risk analysis is the sole responsibility of the Manufacturer as a start point of conforming to the essential requirements, thus the Manufacturer shall establish the technical documentation which shall make it possible to assess the conformity of electrical equipment to the relevant requirements, and shall include an adequate analysis and assessment of the risk(s). The Notified body involvement is to evaluate, if necessary, together with the Manufacturer, the risk analysis carried out by the Manufacturer.

The Gulf Standards, also called GSO Standards, are available in an online searchable database on the GSO website, particularly on the following link: http://www.gso.org.sa/standards/public/standardsList.seam

Yes, they can, but just for the cases explained in Article (12). An Importer or Distributor shall be considered a Manufacturer for the purposes of this technical regulation and shall be subject to the obligations of the manufacturer under Article (8), where he places electrical equipment on the market under his name or trademark or modifies electrical equipment already placed on the market in such a way that compliance with the applicable requirements may be affected.

In the first order, the Manufacturer shall place on the market only electrical equipment conforming to the Gulf Technical Regulation (BD-142004-01); however, Clauses 11, 12 and 13 of Article (8) specify what the Manufacturer shall do after the electrical equipment being placed and made available on the market. Those obligations are in both directions towards corrective measures necessary to bring electrical equipment into conformity and towards cooperating with the Competent National Authorities in the member states.

Before placing his electrical equipment on the market, the Manufacturer shall identify in which list (1) or (2) his electrical equipment is listed, taking into consideration Article (20) of the Gulf Technical Regulation (BD-142004-01). Then the Manufacturer shall understand his obligations and sole responsibility of producing safe electrical equipment conforming to the requirements of the Gulf Technical Regulation (BD-142004-01); those obligations are explained clearly in Article (8). Then Manufacturer shall ensure conformity of electrical equipment, and finally shall do the relevant conformity assessment where he shall conduct a risk analysis as per article (19). Depending on the electrical equipment List (1) or (2), the Manufacturer shall proceed with the Conformity Assessment Procedures (CAPs) as explained in Article (20) and shall provide the necessary evidence about it. As a result, the Manufacture shall draw up a Manufacturer Declaration of Conformity, as referred to in clause (1) of Article (17), and affix the Gulf Conformity Mark in accordance with the relevant gulf requirements related to G-Mark. Later on, the Manufacturer shall ensure that procedures are in place for series production to remain conforming and keep trace identification for tracking the electrical equipment.

List (1) is not published yet, therefore there is no electrical equipment to comply with the Gulf Technical Regulation (BD-142004-01). There is no scheduled plan for publishing List (1), however, when published it will be announced and will consider a suitable transition period. You may follow GSO website for updated announcements, particularly this link: http://www.gso.org.sa/gso-website/gso-website/activities/conformity/technical-regulations-and-guides

8. Electrical equipment: means all electrical and electronic devices and appliances and fixtures that contain electrical and/or electronic components designed for use with a voltage rating of between 50 and 1000 V for alternating current and between 75 and 1500 V for direct current, other than the electrical equipment and phenomena listed in Annex (2).For that purpose economic operator’s names and definitions are clearly mentioned in Article (1): Definitions clauses numbers 20, 26, 27, 28 and 29 as below: 20. Economic operators: Means the Manufacturer, the Authorized Representative, the Importer or the Distributor. 26. Manufacturer: Means any natural or legal person who manufactures electrical equipment or has it designed or manufactured, and markets that electrical equipment under his name or trademark. 27. Authorized Representative: Means any natural or legal person established within one of the Member states who has received a written mandate from a Manufacturer to act on his behalf. 28. Importer: Means any natural or legal person established within one of the Member states who places on the market electrical equipment from a third country outside the Member states. 29. Distributor: Means any natural or legal person in the supply chain, other than the Manufacturer or the Importer, who makes electrical equipment available on the market.

The Gulf Technical Regulation (BD-142004-01) is the second issue as stated below: Introduction: This Technical Regulation “Gulf Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances” is the second issue, which considered an amendment and an update of the first issue number (BD07070503), dated 27/11/2007, and entitled “The Conformity Assessment Regulation related to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits”. The most important amendments and updates: a. Precise definition and determining obligations of "economic operators", "Conformity Assessment Procedures" and obligations of "the Notified Bodies"; b. Oblige the Manufacturers to carry out a risk analysis of all hazards that the electrical equipment may present, as well as an assessment of the potential exposure to such hazards; c. Add requirements related to electromagnetic compatibility of Low-Voltage electrical equipment.

Any Gulf Technical Regulation is implemented in all GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) member states, GSO member states are the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) countries and the Republic of Yemen, So Countries are (United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar, State of Kuwait and the Republic of Yemen).

Household Electrical Fans Ceiling fans Pedestal fans Tower fans Table fans Wall fans Floor standing fans Box fans Air mover/blower fan (for household use only) Duct fans (for household use only) Partition fans Exhaust fans (for household use only) Household Electric Instantaneous or Storage Water Heaters and Immersion Heaters Instantaneous water heaters Storage water heaters Fixed immersion heaters Portable immersion heaters

  • 1- The entity that is seeking to have a certificate of conformity have to fill out the application form for obtaining a certificate of conformity and submit it to TABSEER.
  • 2- TABSEER will review and audit the specialized reports required by the entity that is looking for certificate of conformity.
  • 3- After the confirmation of the records presented, TABSEER Experts will direct the coordinating techniques and withdraw random samples from the product to be matched to verify the validity of the submitted documents according to the fulfillment of the requirements.
  • 4- The results of the examination performed on the product will be assessed to show their similarity with the significant regulations and standards.
  • 5- After endorsement and confirmation of conformity of the product, certificate of conformity of the product shall be issued and given to the concerned party.

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