Competency Group: Electrical Engineering
Type: Compliance Test Hardware
Description: Safety tests ensure that a product will not create a safety risk from situations such as a failed or shorted power supply, blocked cooling vent, and power line voltage spikes and dips. Standard laboratory equipment required — specialized equipment may be used at times.
Citation for Description: Conformance testing. (2011). Retrieved from Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Conformance_testing&oldid=467938354
Advantages: Absolutely necessary to ensure the safety of users.
Regulations: Health and Safety Executive. (n.d.). Electrical standards and approved codes of practice. Retrieved from http://www.hse.gov.uk/electricity/standards.htm
Target Audience: Engineering
Relevant to Universal Design: Yes
Stages and Steps: 5, 6
Free Resource: National Electrical Code. (2012). Retrieved from Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=National_Electrical_Code&oldid=473534811
Purchase Resource: Cadick, J., Capilli-Schellpfeffer, M., & Neitzel, D. (2005). Electrical Safety Handbook. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.