The following is a list of ULC Standards Committees and their respective mandates:

  • To develop test methods for the evaluation of building materials and assemblies and furnishings used in buildings when exposed to fire conditions;
  • To develop standards based on the performance of building materials and assemblies and furnishings when subjected to test conditions; and
  • To develop standards for the engineering design of assemblies and structural elements for exposure to fire conditions.

To develop standards, test methods and other pertinent requirements for burglar equipment and systems and to develop classification requirements involving installation, operation and maintenance for this equipment and systems.

To develop and maintain standards governing the performance, under specified test conditions, of physical security equipment.

To develop and maintain standards governing the performance and installation, under specified test conditions, of automobile theft deterrent equipment and systems.

To develop and maintain standards for Live Working based on IEC/TC78 standards as National Standards of Canada.

To develop standards addressing safety requirements applicable to solid state lighting devices, components, accessories, and equipment that may be integrated with or intended to be interoperable with luminaires.

To develop standards containing requirements pertaining to the construction, performance, and safety of field-replaceable light emitting diode (LED) light engines and their holders, bases and connectors. These requirements cover LED light engines rated up to 347 V provided with integral lamp bases of other than the screw, bayonet, or pin type configurations typically found on incandescent or fluorescent light sources. These requirements only cover lampholders of a configuration not typically found on incandescent or fluorescent light sources.

To develop standards containing requirements covering electrical energy storage assemblies such as battery packs and combination battery pack-electrochemical capacitor assemblies and the subassembly/modules that make up these assemblies for use in electric-powered vehicles and requirements that cover nickel, lithium ion and lithium ion polymer batteries and battery packs for use in light electric vehicles (LEVs), with a maximum output of 60 Vdc.

To develop standards for the construction, performance, fire rating and classification of portable (hand and wheeled) fire extinguishing equipment, the media used, and the servicing of portable fire extinguishing equipment.

To develop Standards pertaining, but not limited to, the construction and performance of fire protection equipment and systems such as firefighting apparatus, municipal and forestry hoses and couplings, valves, etc.

To develop standards, guidelines, methods of tests, installation, building/facility commissioning, and other pertinent requirements for life safety related to fire protection, detection and signalling equipment and systems, and to interact with other ULC Committees as applicable.

To develop and maintain standards pertaining to the performance of firefighting foams.

To develop and maintain standards containing requirements pertaining to the design, construction, performance and protection of shop-fabricated steel storage containers of the non pressure type, used for the storage aboveground and underground of flammable and combustible liquids such as gasoline, fuel oil, and similar products; and matters related thereto.

To develop and maintain standards containing requirements pertaining to the design, construction and performance under field conditions, of shop-fabricated non-metallic storage containers used for the storage aboveground and underground of flammable and combustible liquids.

To develop standards containing requirements pertaining to, the construction, performance, and safety of factory-built solid-fuel fired fireplaces designed primarily for heating purposes in stationary and mobile buildings; and factory-built chimneys and vents designed primarily for conveying flue-gases, powered by, gas-, liquid-, and solid-fuel fired appliances, to the exterior of stationary and mobile buildings.

To develop standards, methods of tests and other pertinent requirements for devices and fittings, including components associated with the containment and dispensing of flammable and combustible liquids.

To develop standards and methods of tests and other pertinent requirements for equipment for smoke and vapour removal from commercial, industrial, institutional, and other similar applications and to develop installation, performance and fire suppression requirements for this equipment.

To develop and maintain standards pertaining to the design, construction, and performance of assemblies used for the separation of non-emulsified and non-soluble hydrocarbons from water.

To develop and maintain a single series of performance based material and application Standards, guidelines, methods of tests, and other pertinent requirements for thermal insulation materials and systems intended for use in residential, commercial and industrial construction, and other applications with the users’ end needs in mind.

To develop and maintain a single series of performance-based material and application Standards, guidelines, methods of test, and other pertinent requirements for air barrier materials and systems intended for use in residential, industrial, commercial and institutional construction and other applications with the users’ end needs in mind. An air barrier system is comprised of assemblies that are designed and installed to provide a continuous barrier to the movement of air.

To develop and maintain standard(s) pertaining to electric utility workplace electrical safety for generation, transmission, and distribution.

To develop and maintain standards pertaining to the design, construction, and performance of devices and methods for the prevention of backflow for sanitary drainage and storm systems.

To develop and maintain standards pertaining to the design, construction, and performance of stationary engine generator assemblies.