Split inspection traceability program
UL's split inspection traceability program provides a customized means of traceability for components, materials and subassemblies that are manufactured and/or assembled at an off-site or contract manufacturing facility.
This program is usually implemented when other UL programs do not resolve a specific traceability issue. These special components will be described in a UL Follow-Up Services procedure that contains specific instructions for inspections/verifications for each component. Upon verification of compliance with the inspection instructions, special components will be permitted to bear an agreed-upon special marking. This identification permits a UL field representative at an end-product manufacturing facility to accept these components as having been previously counterchecked, therefore avoiding any re-inspection.
UL's split inspection traceability program creates value for the end-product manufacturer by allowing for a customized traceability program.