A field evaluation is a process whereby products that do not have a certification acceptable to the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), owner or other regulatory body can be evaluated to the applicable product safety standard(s) for the specific application and location where the product is being utilized. The process includes construction inspection for use of components, assembly and limited nondestructive testing to complete the assessment.
The majority of installed equipment is eligible for the field evaluation service. The most commonly field-evaluated products are:
The UL Mark is the most widely recognized and accepted third party certification mark in North America, giving products the surest route to product acceptance by authorities, regulators and vendors. UL uses only full-time qualified engineering staff to complete field evaluations. Because UL is the standards making body for most of the North American product safety standards, field staff have direct access to the Primary Designated Engineers (subject matter experts) and UL Research Engineers when technical support is needed.
UL provides greater value by offering competitively priced services with maximum return on your compliance investment.
UL's reputation for excellence gives customers a higher level of confidence that the product meets all safety requirements.
To meet your deadline, UL can provide next day service for most product categories and will coordinate with you and the local AHJ to meet your deadline.
UL Field Evaluation Services has a worldwide network of staff to fulfill customers' needs at the point of manufacturing as well as the final installation site.
Put UL's experience and geographic coverage to work: we offer fast turnaround to enable the required evaluations for your products backed by the acknowledged technical expertise of UL.