UL 962 FLEXIBLE CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM
The world can be a dangerous place and the world of branded displays is no different.
However, most displays aren’t safety certified, making them a potential hazard for your customers! With no universal standard required and acquiring certifications being a time consuming and expensive process, many companies either minimally safety proof their displays or don’t certify them at all.
In case you weren’t aware… at SEG there are 3 things we don’t compromise on:
customer experience, quality, and safety.
To reflect these values, we have taken the initiative to team up with Underwriters Laboratory to become a UL 962 safety certified manufacturer so we can certify a display’s safety in-house. 962 certification covers electrical, stability, fire and laceration testing to make sure your display is safe. Doing this testing in-house makes getting a certified display both quicker and more cost effective than ever before!
Many places already require a fixture to be UL 962 certified, like airports and government buildings… places where safety is their main priority and where an accident is unacceptable, just like here at SEG Systems!
Be weary of the risks your brand could face with uncertified fixtures and take a few minutes to learn what SEG Systems is doing to make the world of displays a safer one. With the ability to test in-house, you benefit by saving both time and money, as well as potential risks to your consumers and brand. SEG Systems has the expertise, equipment, and understanding of what possibilities may occur over the life of our products – both for the product itself and the interactions with employees and customers.
Don’t make a decision based on short-term profitability without fully understanding the long-term risks.
SAFETY MATTERS, AND SO DOES YOUR BRAND.
POTENTIAL CONSUMER RISKS
A fire hazard could manifest itself in a number of different ways. Anything that represents a source of ignition, fuel or oxygen that is left exposed could be a threat, as can any item that obstructs evacuation in any manner.
An electrical hazard is a dangerous condition where a worker can or does make electrical contact with energized equipment or a conductor. From that contact, the person may sustain an injury from shock, and there is a potential for the worker to receive an arc flash (electrical explosion) burn, thermal burn or blast injury.
If it is reasonably foreseeable that a display case, rack, or other stacked items may fall onto customers, it is the store owner’s responsibility and duty of care to correct the potential problem, or better yet – try and prevent it in the first place.
When a fixture is overloaded it may tip, causing serious injury or death to consumers. Take IKEA for example – having to recall 35 million dressers because of at least eight deaths to date from children climbing on them.
POTENTIAL BRAND RISKS
An electrical inspector’s job is to show a product meets the National Electrical Code. These inspectors rely on third party certifications like UL to show an electrical product meets the NEC. If your display is rejected, this can lead to delays in the retail business, ultimately effecting your brand, employees, and customers.
If an unfortunate situation does arise, lawyers will be on full attach to show negligence in your design. If proper due diligence is shown, this holds a tremendous amount of value in the court of law.
When a product is released to the public and causes injuries, damage, or even death, it needs to be recalled. Recalling millions of products means losing millions of dollars and not to mention.. a severely damaged reputation.
A brand’s reputation is one of its most important aspects. Don’t get caught in the news because of negligence. Remember – not all press is good press.!
SEG SYSTEMS TESTS IN-HOUSE FOR VARIOUS SITUATIONS
Fire tests are used to determine how difficult it is to start a fire and see how quickly a fire would burn.
Electrical and grounding tests can tell us if the unit is grounded properly and doesn’t present a shock hazard.
Situational tests such as sudden impact or climbing are used to ensure there is no tipping or collapsing hazards.
Loading tests are completed to evaluate the ability of the unit to hold the intended load – or at SEG Systems, hopefully more!
Stability tests are general tests to determine the strength and structural build of the display fixture.
SEG SYSTEMS’ UL 962 CERTIFIED PRODUCTS
SEG Systems’ UL 962 certified displays come in several shapes and sizes.
With a millwork base, these lightbox fixtures are built to support TVs and shelves if you’re ready to take your display to the next level.
Request a configuration of your own!
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