Standards Research Advisory Services


With more than 100 years of experience in writing and certifying products to safety standards, UL is a leading expert in safety science. To help customers minimize operational costs and maximize market advantages, we perform technical research on the various code requirements applicable to a product or facility, as well as regulations for global market access and company-specific safety requirements.


UL’s standards research advisory services deliver a customized report on the international, national and local code requirements that apply to a customer’s goods, services or facilities. For numerous markets, we advise on the technical compliance of various regulations and any other appropriate guidelines.


A lack of clarity regarding applicable standards and codes for products can create unnecessary delays to market or even a compliance risk. We work directly with customers to help them identify and comply with the requirements for many market and product needs. This responsive approach helps customers increase speed to market while also leveraging UL’s experience in safety and quality to help position products ahead of the competition.

UL’s technical research team can evaluate targeted products or markets and customize any analysis to include standards from UL and other organizations, installation codes, product usage, and/or technical specifications. Our knowledge experts perform the analysis on-site at UL or at a customer facility. At the end of the evaluation, we provide a detailed written summary of the findings, topics discussed and relevant guidance, helping ensure ongoing success for our customers.

At every stage of the product lifecycle, our standards research advisory services team is focused on reducing operational costs for the customer and improving market access, brand reputation and, ultimately, business growth.


For more information on standards research advisory services from UL, please contact us at 1.888.503.5536.


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