Every manufacturer wants their products to meet some minimum degree of safety. They look to suppliers like us to help them deliver on that promise, specifying attributes like tensile strength, extraction force and UV resistance.
Our customers in regulated industries look beyond specs. They need assurance that components they incorporate into their product mix comply with industry codes or standards.
Regulations exist to ensure public safety. Where there are regulations, there are inspections. As any OEM or installer knows, failed inspections cost time and money. So, not only do they want to pass inspection, they want to pass inspection the first time. We help customers meet OSHA, ANSI, NFPA and NEC codes and standards to minimize liability risks and reduce workplace injuries.
HellermannTyton produces fasteners that help installers and manufacturers meet code requirements or pass an inspection. For example, low smoke.
Flame-retardant cable ties made of PA66V0 have a UL 94 V-0 rating to comply with low flame and smoke requirements. Our website’s search function can direct visitors to products made from specific materials or that meet codes, like UL 94 V-0.
A confined space in a building that allows air circulation, such as above a dropped ceiling or under a raised floor, is considered a plenum space. Plenum spaces, such as those found in data centers, offices and aerospace environments, require UL-Listed wire management products – like our standard PA66 ties – to fasten and route plenum-rated cable or wiring in the event of fire.
For the risk averse, UL designations are critical. Non-compliance can impact the OEM, the distributor, the owner and others. The local inspector makes the determination that an assembly or install passes inspection. This isn’t always a simple affair. For a control panel to be UL Listed (UL), every piece inside must be UL Recognized (UR). One part not UR could keep the assembly from being UL.
Take conduit, for example. Liquid-tight is a spec for the conduit and the fitting together. The individual parts must be UR and as a set, they would be UL Listed. If one is UR and the other isn’t, that could result in a failed inspection. Anything HellermannTyton indicates as UL or UR has been sent to UL for testing and has passed their scrutiny.
Low-smoke wire markers like our ShrinkTrak DS product meet NFPA 130, the North American standard required for passenger rail systems. While this standard was written to address confined public spaces in the rail industry, it extends to related industries, too
In solar applications, safety labels and signs must meet guidelines set by the National Electrical Code (NEC®). These regulations cover safety considerations for electrical wiring, equipment installation and more. The NEC is updated every three years. Not only does HellermannTyton produce newly mandated labels ahead of the code changes so customers can comply with the standards in their jurisdiction, we serve on the code-making panel making these critical safety decisions. NEC 2020 contains the latest round of updates.
Our label creation software, TagPrint® Pro, contains ANSI-compliant, pre-saved templates to help contractors work more efficiently while ensuring their labels won’t be the cause of a failed inspection.
HellermannTyton believes in supporting our customers with more than the right products, but also printed resources that inform and protect. Bookmark our Safety Labels for Electrical Equipment & Facilities Management and benefit from our code leadership. Our resources include posters and brochures reinforcing code compliance.
Accidents can not only have dire consequences, they can cost you big time. It’s ultimately about you creating a safer product and reducing liability.
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