safety certifications

Certification of Electrical products is crucial. Certification results in a guarantee of superior quality.

Therefore, the regulation of electrical products is to ensure safety. Additionally, certification offers compliance with environmental obligations as well.

Certification Agencies Working With Businesses

Businesses can ensure their products and projects comply with testing requirements. They do this by having a relationship with independent certification agencies.

Most helpful, is an in-depth knowledge of how these different agencies work. As well as what they are looking to achieve during the testing process.

These agencies work with companies closely. Meanwhile, these agencies help make products less likely to need adjustment throughout the testing procedures. This is helpful when qualifying for compliance.

Below is a short synopsis of each agency.

These synopses include: 

  • Each agency’s standards.
  • Along with, each of their qualifications.

Finally, take a look at the websites for each certification agency. 

Three Main Agencies

There are three main safety certification agencies:

  • UL
  • CSA
  • ETL

Each is recognized in the electronic manufacturing field. Furthermore, each agency has their own specific purpose.

Electronic Safety Certification Agencies 

UL Standards Certification  CSA Certification   ETL Certification

 
 

 

UL (Underwriters Laboratory)    
  • UL began in 1894.
  • They have recognition, as a standard for testing electrical products.
  • As well as, the standard for inspecting electrical products.
  • UL also educates and guides businesses in required safety requirements.
  • Global certification possibilities.
CSA ( Canadian Standards Association)   
  • CSA was established in 1919.
  • They have recognition, as the official certifications for all electronic products in Canada.
  • Also, they are a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) for the US.
  • Additionally, CSA has authorization in energy efficiency testing.
  • Global certification possibilities.
ETL (Electrical Testing Laboratories)
  • ETL was established in 1896 by Thomas Edison.
  • They are a provider of testing and assurance services.
  • As well as, highly regarded for their knowledge and expertise.
  • Therefore, ETL ensures minimization of health and safety risks. As well as, security risks by reducing cost.
  • Also, they have global accreditation. Along with global recognition.

Coming Soon

In the upcoming blog series, we will be focusing on what each of these agencies does.

Especially, how they ensure that electrical products are of the highest standards in safety. Furthermore, offering the highest standards for regulations.

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