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ANSI Accreditation for Functional and Autonomy Safety Certification Schemes

UL ANSI Accredition11 July 2023 — UL Solutions announced it is now accredited to ISO/IEC 17065, conformity assessment — requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services, by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a non-governmental organization that provides accreditation services and training to public and private-sector organizations.

This announcement comes as certification bodies and regulators are increasingly looking to accreditation bodies to provide third-party assessment of certification bodies, which form the basis of how products, processes and services are certified. ISO/IEC 17065 addresses key factors of certification bodies offering various certification schemes, from requirements related to the general setup and activities of the organization to the certification process, personnel competencies and impartiality.

The accreditation applies to UL Solutions functional safety and autonomy safety schemes, including:

  •   ISO 26262, road vehicles — functional safety
  •   ISO 21448, road vehicles — safety of the intended functionality
  •   ISO 13849, safety of machinery — safety-related parts of control systems
  •   IEC 61508, functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems
  •   IEC 62061, safety of machinery — functional safety of safety-related control systems

UL Solutions’ combined functional safety and security team addresses automotive cybersecurity, functional safety, automated driving and software development processes to help customers bring safer, more secure innovations to market.

To earn this accreditation, UL Solutions demonstrated that it fulfills the requirements for certification bodies put forth by ISO/IEC 17065 through an independent, third-party assessment by ANAB.

“UL Solutions’ combined functional safety and security team leverage our combined expertise to drive innovation in safety for automotive, industrial automation, energy and other industries,” said Jody Nelson, managing director of functional safety and cybersecurity in the Identity Management and Security group at UL Solutions. “Achieving this accreditation helps communicate to the industry that our product, process and service certification schemes for functional safety and autonomy safety fulfill internationally recognized standards.”

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