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Korean KC certification

Requirements for the first audit of KC certification factory:

The south Korean safety law mandates the first factory inspection of a factory after the application is accepted. According to the requirements of the safety law, the preliminary evaluation of the quality control system of the factory is conducted, involving the following aspects:

The factory shall produce certified products in accordance with the product certification implementation regulations and the quality assurance capacity requirements of the factory. According to the laws related to the safety certification of Korea and the relevant regulations of the Korea industrial technology testing institute (KTL), your factory shall have the following documented procedures or regulations, which shall be applicable to the factory quality management and product quality control:

1) product change control procedures (example: after the declaration of product change for certification has been approved by the certification authority, the department should formulate corresponding technical documents in strict accordance with the approved content of changes and send them to the relevant department to properly implement the changes of certified products. The certification mark shall not be applied to the changed product if the change is not approved.

2) document and data control procedures

3) quality records control procedures {shall include records to be kept for at least 3 years (only stock, routine and operational inspection records are required)}

4) routine inspection and confirmation inspection procedures

5) nonconforming product control procedures

6) inspection or verification procedures for key components and materials

7) internal quality audit procedures

8) the factory shall keep at least the following quality records in order to verify that the factory has carried out all production inspections and production tests, and the quality records shall be authentic and effective

9) routine and confirmed inspection records of products; Incoming inspection/verification records of key components and materials and supplier certificate of conformity

Records of calibration or verification of checking and testing equipment on a regular basis;

Incoming routine inspection and validation (operation) inspection records;

1. Daily inspection records of safety equipment on production line (workshop);

Records of handling of nonconforming products (incoming, routine and operational);

Records of internal audit;

A record of corrective actions taken in response to customer complaints;

Check the unqualified correction record of operation test;

Annual factory inspection requirements:

After the certification authority is authorized, the certification authority will conduct an annual tracking review on the factory every year. The main purpose is to check the consistency of the factory's quality control system and whether it can consistently meet the safety law standards.

The annual factory review is divided into two parts

1) check the relevant contents of quality documents, quality records and manufacturing site, and the requirements and contents are basically the same as the initial review.

2) it is necessary to confirm the consistency of all products authorized by KC Mark in the factory. According to the attached page of the authorization certificate of the product (list of key components and components), confirm the key components, materials, circuits and structures of the certified products to see if they are consistent.

Sampling requirements:

Up to now, there are 216 products listed in the compulsory certification scope of KC Mark. Korean safety law stipulates that all products shall be sampled every year, so each product shall be sampled once a year.

The sampling method is;

The factory inspector will conduct the annual inspection. When there is production or inventory on site, the inspector will seal the sample and the factory will send the sample to the designated address within 3 months.

If there is no production or inventory at the time of factory inspection, the factory must send the specified samples to the designated address within 6 months.