Certification

JET Robot Certification

Overview

JET Robot Certification Service applies one or more of the following 4 safety standards for personal care robots, since they were published on April 20, 2016.

  • JIS B 8445, Robots and robotic devices — Safety requirements for personal care robots
  • JIS B 8446-1, Safety requirements for personal care robots — Part 1: Static stable mobile servant robots with no manipulator
  • JIS B 8446-2, Safety requirements for personal care robots — Part 2: Low power restraint-type physical assistant robots
  • JIS B 8446-3, Safety requirements for personal care robots — Part 3: Self-balancing person carrier robots

JET Robot Certification scheme consists of :

  • -Examination of the result of risk assessment, which was carried out by customer while designing the robot according to JIS B 8445 (ISO 13482)
  • -Mechanical / electrical safety and EMC tests, to check the validity of each item in the risk assessment
  • -Factory inspection, to check if the production system is built to ensure robots are assembled stably conforming to requirements of certification. The periodic inspection follows annually and in addition, a procedure for continuing certification is set up every three years. Here, in addition to reconfirming the previous risk assessment evaluation results, necessary retests are conducted, in order to ensuring the robot with certification mark continuously conforms to applied standards.

Advantage of JET Robot Certification

JIS B 8446 series are currently Japanese original standards, based on JIS B 8445 which is harmonized and identical to ISO 13482, and describe additional and more type-specific requirements to ISO 13482. These standards are proposed to be International Standards from Japan to ISO. Therefore JET Robot Certification can be seen as a certification taking International Standards in advantage.
Besides, since each of JIS B 8446 series contains in addition to ISO 13482 not only mechanical safety requirements but also electrical safety requirements such as fire or electric shock, that JET is good at evaluating, and hence the certification becomes even more trustworthy thanks to the rich technical expertise JET has.
Moreover, the JET Robot Certification scheme includes Factory Inspection to check the safety from the production aspect in addition to the design aspect, which is equally rigorous to other e.g. certification schemes for home electrical appliances, that makes JET Robot Certification as prudential as possible.

JET Robot Certification Mark

The mark as shown below is privileged to display on the robot which conforms to requirements for certification. It is also possible upon request to display the number(s) of applied standards next to the mark. (The below example shows them on the right)

robot

Supporting overseas expansion of robots

JET has a cooperative business agreement with EZU (Czech Republic). Furthermore, in June 2019, SGS Fimko (Finland) and SGS Japan of the global SGS group, and JET, we have exchanged LoI (Letter of Intent) includes description of using JET test evaluation data to strengthen the customer support. By evaluating ISO 13482 (JIS B 8445), corroboration of JET and SGS support robots to expand overseas of your need.
JET is continuing to strengthen our partnership with overseas certification bodies and make efforts to bring JIS B 8446 up to International Standards, so that the data obtained by JET are recognized reliable overseas.

	List of issued certificates

Latest certificates list: since Apr 2016 (as of Sep 15, 2016)

※ For more detail, click on Certificate No.

Certificate No. issued date licensee product name applied standards
RT001-001 2016-04-20 Panasonic Corporation Autonomous
Delivery Robot
“HOSPI”
JIS B 8445:2016
(ISO 13482:2014)
JIS B 8446-1:2016

Contacts

Mr. NARITA, Ms. TAKAHASHI
Robot/HEMS Devices Assessment Center, Tokyo Laboratory
Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories
E-mail:robot-hems@jet.or.jp TEL:+81-3-3466-5126 FAX:+81-3-3466-9204

Last Update:2019.10.18