Maintaining a safe environment free from electrical hazards is incumbent on those producing products for professional use or use by the public. Whether the environment is an office, laboratory, manufacturing center, or some other venue, electrical products that are non-compliant present risks to those in the facility. Properly understanding electrical safety compliance is key to avoiding safety violations and injury or death to others. At Approve-It, we offer comprehensive electrical safety compliance solutions for our customers.
What Does Electrical Safety Compliance Cover?
Electrical and low voltage safety compliance covers safety and health risks involving electrical equipment. With proper product compliance to applicable safety standards, the users of the product can have the assurance that they will be protected from electrical danger upon use. Low voltage compliance usually applies to equipment with an operating input or output voltage in the range of 50 to 1,000 voltage alternating current (V AC) or 75 to 1,500 voltage direct current (V DC).
Common Compliance Schemes
Although there are different voluntary and mandatory safety and low voltage certification schemes around the world, the most desired compliance schemes are:
- IECEE CB Scheme
- Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory Programs of North America (NRTL)
- Low-Voltage Directive of the European Union
Electrical products may not land under regulatory compliance mandated by federal authorities. Rather, a supplier or a market will require a third-party mark of compliance that represents safety and quality. Markets without safety compliance regulations may require a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL) or Conformitè Europëenne (CE) marking to ensure product safety.
Types of Compliance Requirements
Various agencies and organizations around the world issue hundreds of different compliances mandates, with some of them pertaining to specific circumstances or industries, including electrical safety. It can be a challenge for companies to become familiar with compliance requirements that pertain to their industry, product, or service. Some examples of criteria regulated for electrical safety compliance include voltage, the environment in which the product will be used, and the product type.
A company that provides electrical safety compliance solutions can help your business keep pace with changing electrical standards and compliance requirements.
To learn about the electrical safety compliance solutions we offer at Approve-IT, give us a call today at 651.647.5930 or send us a message through our contact form.