UL is the center of excellence for hazardous locations. We have over 100 years of experience working with all stakeholders in the HazLoc industry, which enables manufacturers to accomplish their ultimate goal of global market access, and delivers peace of mind regarding explosion hazards for users, inspectors and regulators. UL is the symbol most worthy to be associated with your product or service.

Leverage UL’s relationships and brand recognition with local certification staff to help understand local regulations and obtain local certification marks using your UL, C-UL, ATEX, IECEx or INMETRO certifications.  

The global HazLoc services that UL provides for stakeholders encompasses the following areas of focus (see links to the right for additional details):

  • UL, C-UL, ATEX, IECEx & Global Market Access
  • Equipment testing, certification and repair facility services, including IECEx, ATEX, INMETRO, and UL/C-UL conformity assessment schemes for onshore and offshore HazLoc equipment
  • Flammable and combustible fluids equipment, including IECEE, IECEx, ATEX, and UL/c-UL conformity assessment schemes for gas and oil equipment
  • Offshore oil and gas applications, including IECEx, ATEX, INMETRO, and UL/C-UL conformity assessment schemes for HazLoc equipment in the factory or in the field
  • Personnel competency, including IECEx Certificate of Personnel Competence (CoPC) Scheme
  • Production quality assessment, including IECEx, ATEX, and INMETRO quality assessment reports (QARs) and production quality assurance notifications (PQANs)
  • Safety science research, including research that regularly drives advancements in national and international codes and standards
  • Technical education and training, including private workshops in customer facilities and public workshops at one of UL’s offices or other convenient public venues

The HazLoc industry stakeholders that are supported by these series include:

  • Equipment manufacturers, including but not limited to gas detectors, heaters, industrial and process controls, luminaires, motors, programmable logic controllers, robotics, sensors, signaling equipment, wearable technologies, and wireless communication
  • End users, including oil and gas (both onshore and offshore), chemical, agricultural, energy, transportation, pharmaceutical, and mining
  • Inspection and regulatory community, including electrical inspectors, fire marshals, and health and safety regulators (IAEI, IAFF, HSE, OSHA, USCG and BSEE)
  • Codes and standards development organizations, including ABNT, ANSI, BIS, CAN, GB, IEC, ISA, JIS, KS, NFPA, IEC, CENELEC and UL


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