CSA SPE-1000 Inspections

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Why CSA SPE-1000 Field Approval Is Required

The Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) accept the requirements of CSA SPE-1000 model Code for the approval of electrical appliances and equipment.

If an appliance cannot be approved or certified for the reasons that certification is impractical or otherwise unavailable, it can be approved as per the requirements of CSA SPE-1000 model Code, the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC Part I), and appliance or product specific standards. When used along with the requirements of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC Part I), this model code addresses the minimum requirements of electrical safety for the equipment. 

What SEAC Offers

Field Approval

Field Approval refers to an inspection of a product or appliance at the installation site, the manufacturer’s facility or elsewhere. The deliverables for this type of service include inspection report and inspection label. If there are non-conformances, they shall be addressed. We make sure that the client completely understands the non-conformances so that they can be corrected without wasting time and effort.


Pre-Assessment is a type of inspection performed to evaluate the appliance compliance to the relevant Codes and Standards. The only deliverable in this case is the inspection report. Even if there are non-conformances in the product, client is not required to address them as part of Pre-assessment project and the project is considered complete and closed. It just provides the client with the compliance status of their product. After Pre-Assessment, the client may proceed with the Field Approval to comply with the regulatory requirements.

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Please feel free to contact us if you have a project or have any questions regarding the scope of CSA SPE-1000 inspections as being applicable to your product.

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