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North American Life Jacket Standard Technical Panel (STP) 1123 Status Report

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Presenter: Nicolette A. Weeks, Standards Specialist/Project Manager, Underwriters Laboratories – Standards

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North American Life Jacket Standard Technical Panel (STP) 1123 Status Report

  1. 1. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2015 Standards Technical Panel (STP) 1123 Update Life Jacket Association Conference May 14, 2019 Nicolette Weeks, UL Standards
  2. 2. STP Membership Producers Testing & Standards Organization Supply Chain Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) Government Consumer General Interest Commercial/Industrial Users 2
  3. 3. Current STP Balance 3 Interest Category Number of Members Interest Category Number of Members Producers 17 (32%) Government 5 (9%) Testing & Standards Organizations 4 (8%) Consumer 10 (19%) Supply Chain 1 (2%) General Interest 12 (23%) AHJs 0 (0%) Commercial/Industrial User 4 (8%)
  4. 4. Role of STP Members STP Member Participate! Review proposals and submit ballots on time Restrict ballot comments to the technical proposal under consideration Help develop proposals via participation in, or leading working groups Provide input for comment resolution when requested by STP Chair 4
  5. 5. STP Current Workload 5 Update Existing Standards Develop New Standards Proposals To Maintain Existing Standards
  6. 6. STP 1123 – Current Standards (9) UL 1123, Marine Buoyant Devices UL 1175, Buoyant Cushions UL 1177, Buoyant Vests UL 1180, Fully Inflatable Personal Flotation Devices UL 1191, Components for Personal Floatation Devices UL 1197, Immersion Suits UL 1517, Hybrid Personal Flotation Devices ANSI/CAN/UL 12402-5, PFDs Buoyancy Aids (Level 50) ANSI/CAN/UL 12402-9, PFD Test Methods 6
  7. 7. Standards Currently Being Revised (4) 7 UL 1175, Buoyant Cushions, Proposal BALLOT TO OPEN May 2019 UL 1191, Components, Proposal BALLOT TO OPEN June 2019 UL 12402-9, Personal Flotation Devices - Part 9: Test Methods, Proposal RECIRCULATION OPEN May 24, 2019 UL 12402-5, Personal Flotation Devices - Part 5: Buoyancy Aids (Level 50) - Safety Requirements, Proposal PUBLISH May 2019 UL 1191, Components, 5th Edition PUBLISH May 2019
  8. 8. New Standards Currently Under Development (4) 8 UL 9595, Factory Follow-Up Services for Personal Flotation Devices PRELIM TO CLOSE May 31, 2019 UL 12402-4, Personal Flotation Devices - Part 4: Lifejackets, Performance Level 100 - Safety Requirements 2nd RECIRCULATION TO OPEN June 2019 UL 15027-2, Immersion suits - Part 2: Abandonment suits, requirements including safety RECIRCULATION TO OPEN June 2019 UL 15027-3, Immersion suits - Part 3: Test methods RECIRCULATION TO OPEN June 2019
  9. 9. Next Steps • Complete standards currently being revised or newly developed • Task Groups complete work on draft standards to prepare for preliminary review & ballot by entire STP: ‒ ISO 12402 -3, -6 • Process any safety critical proposals as they are submitted 9
  10. 10. 10 QUESTIONS??
  11. 11. THANK YOU. Nicolette Weeks Project Manager, STP 1123 Nicolette.A.Weeks@ul.com 919-549-0973

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