WEBINAR: Electrical product certification depends on YOU, not just the manufacturerPrint this page
February 26, 2020
Most people believe a product certification lasts for however long the product works, but you may be surprised how quickly that can change after you buy it.
In fact, changing or invalidating a product’s certification is more common than you’d think.
Certification depends on everyone involved with that product doing things right i.e. following the instructions for installation, modifications, operation & maintenance and, of course, using the electrical code. Otherwise, the product’s certification can be lost, and there is no way to be 100% sure once it has left the factory where it was built.
That doesn’t mean the product instantly becomes unsafe… but it might be unsafe, or it just may not work as you expected.
Electrical Product Certification for performance and safety is not just the manufacturer’s responsibility, but the responsibility of everyone who touches it.
Join Electrical Business Magazine and electrical certification subject matter expert, Marty Cole, to get answers to your questions about product certification.
- Dive into myths and misinformation about product certification: what it is, and what it is not.
- Learn what can and cannot be done to products to maintain safety, performance requirements and objectives, regardless of the installation (e.g. dry, wet, corrosive, hazardous).
- Become compliant with the CE Code and OH&S regulations.
About your presenter…
Hubbell Canada’s Marty Cole is a member of CE Code Part I, Section 18, chairs CSA Group’s Integrated Committee on Hazardous Location Products (ICHL) and chairs Electro-Federation Canada’s Wiring Products subsection on Hazardous Location Products. He is also a member of the CSA TC419 Technical Committee on the Performance of Lighting Products and an associate member of CSA TCIP Technical Committee on Industrial Products.
A member of the IEC Conformity Assessment Board (CAB), Marty is also vice-chair of the IECEx Management Committee, and chairs Standards Council of Canada’s (SCC) mirror committee to IEC TC 31, SC 31G, SC 31J and SC 31M. He is a member of numerous IEC product standards and installation codes related to Explosive Atmospheres, and is the convenor of IEC PT60079-44 Personnel Competency for individuals working with Explosive Atmospheres.
Marty is an IEEE senior member and IEEE-PCIC, IEEE-IAS and IEEE Standards committee member. He has authored and co-authored numerous technical papers for IEEE-PCIC, IEEE-ESW, IEEE-ESTMP, PCIC-Europe, IEEE-GCC, IEEE-IAS publications, and written articles for Electrical Business Magazine and other industry publications. In 2014, he was awarded CSA’s Award of Merit for his work in hazardous location standards.
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