What is UL?
UL stands for Underwriter Laboratories, a third-party certification company that’s been around for over a century. UL was founded in 1894 in Chicago. They certify products with the aim to make the world a safer place for both workers and consumers.
Besides testing, they set industry standards to follow when innovating new products. Last year alone, about 14 billion products with the UL seal entered the global marketplace.
UL is one of several companies approved to perform safety testing by the U.S. federal agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA maintains a list of approved testing laboratories, which are known as Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories.
UL Certification is the top-rated safety certification in the world because its testing process is more rigorous and comprehensive than other certifications in a number of important ways.
First, Underwriter Laboratories test for three separate facets of product safety:
- Electrical safety
- Fire safety
- Mechanical safety.
In addition, UL Certification includes extensive testing for:
Benefits of UL Certification
Who can be certified UL Certification?
Underwriters Laboratories has become the world’s best-known independent product safety certification organization. Millions of products and their components are tested to UL’s rigorous safety standards.
Automotive and Mobility
Construction & Engineering
Energy & Utilities
Financial & Professional Service
Health Care & Life Science
Industrial Product and System
Life Safety & Security
Material & Chemecial
Products & Components
Technology & Electronics
Document required for UL Certification
The extent of Documented Information differs as per:
Role of Shamkris and Process of UL Certification
Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance product certification, A simple & practical method of product certification organization in timely compliance and fulfills the product certification requirement. Shamkris support 100% on documentation required to comply with product certification either by self-certification or notify body certification to depend on directives.
The implementation process is described below:
Implementing Product Management System
UL Certification Granted
Year on Year
The letters CE means that the product meets the European Union’s safety standards and other requirements for sale. UL means the product meets the standards of Underwriters Laboratories, a private safety testing organization, and FCC means the product meets the standards of the Federal Communications Commission.