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Unformatted text preview: Expert Group Meeting on Harnessing Technology for Enhanced Small and Mediumsized Enterprises Productivity and Competitiveness Cairo, 3-4 November 2007 UNERWRITERS LABORATORIES INC. NAJI GEHA UL COORDINATOR LEBANON INSPECTION CENTER Topics to Cover 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Who is UL Standards Certification Process Periodic Factory Inspection Choosing a Certificate 1 Expert Group Meeting on Harnessing Technology for Enhanced Small and Mediumsized Enterprises Productivity and Competitiveness Cairo, 3-4 November 2007 Who is UL? • Founded in 1894 • Independent, not-for-profit, third party Safety Certification Organization • Developer of product safety standards UL Facts • • • 1150 current UL Standards 19,200 product types/categories Over 72,000 manufacturers produce UL certified products • UL conducted over 552,000 Follow Up audits last year • 21 billion UL MARKS used in 2005 2 Expert Group Meeting on Harnessing Technology for Enhanced Small and Mediumsized Enterprises Productivity and Competitiveness Cairo, 3-4 November 2007 Basic Standard Issues • Safety standards are intended to reduce the following risks: – Fire – Electric shock – Personal Injury Additional Issues Addressed • Life Safety and Fire Protection Equipment – Resistance to unwanted operation – Reliability of operations • Environmental and Public Health 3 Expert Group Meeting on Harnessing Technology for Enhanced Small and Mediumsized Enterprises Productivity and Competitiveness Cairo, 3-4 November 2007 Typical Standard Content • Performance requirements – Normal – Abnormal • Markings and instruction manual • Production line testing • Standards guide you to compliance • Compliance Access Competitive Product Market Certification Process • Product investigation (6 months – 1 year) • Periodic factory inspection (Continuous & Unannounced) 4 Expert Group Meeting on Harnessing Technology for Enhanced Small and Mediumsized Enterprises Productivity and Competitiveness Cairo, 3-4 November 2007 Product Investigation Manufacturers from all over the world submit products for Testing & certification. N° of tests in 2003 at UL 108.000 Testing Report • Not proof of Listing – Product Marking or certification is the only proof. 5 Expert Group Meeting on Harnessing Technology for Enhanced Small and Mediumsized Enterprises Productivity and Competitiveness Cairo, 3-4 November 2007 Periodic Factory Inspection After successful testing of a product, the product and manufacturer are subject to periodic inspections. Our main role is to check products bearing the UL Label Continue to meet UL requirements. This important program protects and controls the use of the UL Label. Follow Up Services Each month, UL inspectors make unannounced inspection visits to factories authorized to apply UL Labels. To observe, inspect and select samples for further testing at UL laboratories. 6 Expert Group Meeting on Harnessing Technology for Enhanced Small and Mediumsized Enterprises Productivity and Competitiveness Cairo, 3-4 November 2007 Inspection Visits Benefits • Audit compliance with UL requirements & procedure. • Continuous assistance to manage risk & product liability. • Consistency in production. • Proper use of UL labels. Market Access Certification on Product Supports Access to Major World Markets Such as: EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, & ASIA 7 Expert Group Meeting on Harnessing Technology for Enhanced Small and Mediumsized Enterprises Productivity and Competitiveness Cairo, 3-4 November 2007 Choosing a Certificate UL CE GOST PSE MARK Marking (Russia) (Japan) CCC UL-Br UL-Ar NOM (CHINA) (Brazil) (Argentina) (Mexico) CB D GS HAR European Marks Scheme EMC Mark CCA Mark KEYMAR ENEC www.UL.com THANK YOU 8 ...
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