UL Standards for Safety play an important role in achieving safe, code compliant installations. Code authorities can benefit from understanding the following information on these standards.
Standard Requirements and Development
Scopes of UL Standards
Scopes of Outlines of Investigations
Standards Technical Panels
Do code authorities need copies of UL standards?
Do Code Authorities Need Copies of UL Standards?
Occasionally code authorities ask to receive copies of UL standards that are referenced in the code they are enforcing. In most casses it is not necessary to obtain the actual UL standard to determine code compliance. This is because the Guide information in UL's Online Certifications Directory, or in UL's published product directories, usually identifies the standard(s) used to investigate and certify products in a particular product category. That information should assure code authorities that a product was evaluated to the appropriate product standard, as referenced in the code.