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KCS

In cooperation with our South Korean commercial representation SZU Korea, we provide to our customers the KCs marking and S-marking of their products, which is required for a number of products before they can be placed on the Korean market. “KC” means “Korea Certification”Related Departments & Ministry of 13 was used different safety mark for each product scope. Now all safety mark integrated to one certification mark K and C.

“KCs” shall be marked on the machinery or equipment which cleared the Autonomous Safety Check or obtained Safety Certificate.

 

                                      

Standards

Violation of law

KC requirements

Keeping documents

KCs-Mark marking

Exemption of KCs Mark

SCOPE OF KCS

Safety Certification

It is the system that the Minister of Employment and Labour comprehensively evaluates and tests whether safety performance of the machine or equipment subject to safety certification, and technical capabilities and the product system of a manufacturer meet safety certification standards.

Autonomous Safety Check

It is a system that a person who manufactures or imports the machine or equipment subject to self-safety confirmation confirms that safety performance of the corresponding product meets self-safety standards to report the fact to the Minister of Employment and Labour.

Autonomous Safety Check (Self-safety Confirmation Reporting System) Scheme is a mandatory certification scheme which permits machinery certified from accepted KOSHA to prevent safety accidents caused by electric shock, mechanical hazards, fire and other hazards or interferences from the machinery.

Autonomous Safety Check Scheme is manufacturer (installed or part of the main structure, including when to change) or the importer or the machine installer about the safety performance of the product, ensure that it will work with voluntary safety standards, to report to the Minister of Employment and Labour system.

“KCs” shall be marked on the machinery or equipment which cleared the Autonomous Safety Check or obtained Safety Certificate.

PROCEDURE FOR KCS

Description & Documents

Responsible

COUNSELLING &
PRELIMINARY QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Confirm whether the machinery is in the scope of KCs Autonomous Safety Check
  • Sending quotation to a manufacturer(Importer)

SZU KOREA

RECEIPT QUOTATION

  • Signed quotation
  • Certificate for Business Registration

Manufacturer

(Importer)

INVOICING & RECEIPT OF PRE-PAYMENT

DOCUMENTARY PREPARATION
&CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

    • Categorizing all applied machines into groups according to their function, lay-out and technical features.
    • Preparation of documents to be submitted to KOSHA
        • KCs Application in Korean
        • Certificate of All Matters of Corporate
        • Register Product-specification/description
        • Drawings (Mechanical, Electrical, Pneumatic, Hydraulic, etc.)
        • Calculation data Risk analysis & evaluation report
        • Test report
        • Manual in Korean
        • Drawing of-Marking plate

SZU KOREA
&
Manufacturer

(Importer)

EMS, ELECTRIC SAFETY TESTING

  • Safety testing on every representative machine of the different groups.
  • EMS testing to machines using NC, CNC.

SZU KOREA
&
ILAC Accredited Laboratory

DOCUMENT SUBMISSION TO KOSHA

  • Submitting documents mentioned above to KOSHA in person

SZU KOREA
or Manufacturer
(Importer)

INVOICING & RECEIPT OF FINAL PAYMENT

DOCUMENTARY ASSESSMENT & CERTIFICATION

  • Issuing Certificate after completion of documentary Assessment by KOSHA

KOSHA

TECHNICAL CONSULTING

  • Improving non-conformities on machine’s design and TCF with preparing Risk evaluation answer reports.

* Improvement plans defined in answer reports shall be applied to the machine design before shipping.

SZU KOREA

* Note: Manufacturer (Importer) shall enclose the certificate issued by KOSHA in a manual or warranty agreement also shall mark KCs symbol on the equipment in order to prove the successful completion of Autonomous safety check.

SUBMISSION

To be Submitted to KOSHA*Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency

  1. Application *refer to Annex 1 (Korean)
    (Product common name, Model type no., Electric power source (kVA), Signature of Representative of Manufacturer and official seal in use)
  2. Certificate for Business Registration, Certificate of All Matters of Corporate Register
  3. Risk Evaluation Report (Korean)
    (About the product construction and safety measures taken against possible risks/hazardous situation)
  4. User’s Manual (Korean)
  5. Electrical Safety Report , Electromagnetic Compatibility Test Report (Korean/ English)
  6. Drawing of Marking Plate (Korean)
    (KCs symbol shall be marked on the equipment and mandatory marking items differ from the product category)
  7. Product Specifications
    (Photo, Layout drawing, technical features, etc.)

Documents to keep by Manufacturer

  1. All the documents defined above (submission to KOSHA)
  2. Detail answers of Risk Evaluation Report with related Test reports and technical documents (Electrical diagram, Mechanical drawing, Safety reports, etc.)

Manufacturer shall enclose the certificate issued by KOSHA in a manual or warranty agreement, also shall mark KCs symbol on the equipment in order to prove the successful completion of Autonomous safety check.

Who can you reach out to?

Michal Dvořáček, Ph.D.

Michal Dvořáček, Ph.D.

Foreign cooperation

dvoracek@szutest.cz
+420 541 120 510
+420 606 682 833

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