As we roll into the future, a lot of industries are laying out rigorous safety guidelines for their fabricated products, as well as the specialized equipment they use in order to make them. Of course, this equipment is subject to a number of safety standards, from manufacturing to installation, all the way to use. For manufacturing equipment, specifically, the best way – and in some cases, the legal way – to ensure that OSHA compliance standards are met is to seek and receive a third-party certification.
There are lots of different certifications out there, one of the most widely-used is Intertek’s range of ETL certifications. Let’s take a closer look at what makes them so unique.
Today, the ETL Mark is the fastest growing safety certification in North America and is featured on millions of products sold by major retailers and distributors every day.
Why Did We Choose ETL?
One of the main reasons we chose to use ETL is the time-frame in which they can test and certify products is usually much faster then UL. ETL tests to the same standards as UL and their certification has the same recognition by OHSA since they are both Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories.
Difference Betweel UL and ETL
There really isn’t any difference. Aside from the body that issues the listing, there is absolutely no difference between a UL listing and an ETL listing. Because Intertek ETL tests products to previously published UL Standards for Safety, products marked as ETL Listed meet exactly the same criteria as those marked UL Listed or UL Recognized.
Intertek’s ETL Certification program is designed to help get products tested, certified, and on to market faster than ever before.
In conclusion, our ETL Certification will enable us to fabricate our NEMA 3R and Nema 4X enclosures with peace of mind for our customers. You can rest sassured that our products are of top quality and custom-built with precision and durability in mind.