Field Evaluation (FE) Services
ULC’s Field Evaluation Services is intended to provide the means for evaluating products in the field and, if found in compliance with the requirements of the Model Code “SPE-1000” or Model Code “SPE-3000”, such products may be marked with the program specific ULC Field Evaluation (FE) or (FE-M) label. The Model Code contains requirements that address the minimum construction, marking, and test requirements that are consistent with maintaining the level of safety for electrical and medical electrical products so as not to present an undue hazard to the public or to property.
You may choose an FE for one or more of the following reasons:
- The equipment has already been shipped to, or installed in, the final destination
- Limited quantities or batches of equipment
- Ensuring the product complies with the essential requirements before submitting it for final certification.
- Time is critical and certification is not practical
Field Evaluation of electrical or medical electrical products is not equivalent to product certification. ULC is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a Third Party Inspection Body (IB) to the requirements of ISO 17020. As such our services are recognized by the provincial and territorial authorities in Canada.
A formal Appeals Process is available to applicants to address questions concerning interpretations and decisions made by ULC concerning evaluated products. For cases in which an evaluation by ULC falls under Standards Council of Canada’s inspection body accreditation, the final level of applicant appeal, in disputes with ULC regarding conformance with accreditation criteria, shall be SCC. An appeal can be initiated by contacting Customer Service or the engineer that was involved with the project. A Product Incident Report system is also available for reporting safety-related problems with evaluated products.
ULC and UL offer a variety of services, from field engineering and technical consulting to quality certifications and product listing verifications. Whatever your requirements are, our friendly staff will help you complete a product certification procedure quickly and easily. Please contact one of our Customer Service Professionals at the regional service centre nearest you for further information.