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Safety and security are vital to the enjoyment of any holiday or travel adventure. So, it’s reassuring to know that thousands of ISO standards are working behind the scenes to prevent you from becoming a statistic.
Safety signs are essential for preventing accidents and injury. Symbols that are internationally agreed and globally used in safety signs ensure clarity and consistency, regardless of language, culture or setting. The ISO standard that is a reference for safety signs has just been updated to incorporate new safety signs that are in use around the world.
International Standard ISO 20252:2019, Market, opinion and social research, including insights and data analytics – Vocabulary and service requirements, sets out guidance and requirements relating to the way in which market research studies are planned, carried out, supervised, and reported to clients commissioning such projects. It will encourage consistency and transparency in the way surveys are carried out, and confidence in their results and in their providers.
Data, and the cloud that hosts it, has an almost infinite value for businesses that know how to process it – as long as the proper strategy is in place to unleash its potential. Orange Business Services helps customers turn their data into a true business asset, thanks to a little assistance from ISO/IEC’s IT service management standard.
New technologies, from robotics to machine learning, are ushering in a period of rapid change and development. While the aviation industry is working to reap the benefits of this industrial automation, standards, especially those of ISO/TC 184/SC 4, will play a key role in ensuring a smooth flight path – but only if they can keep up.
Globalization of the food trade further complicates food safety and the new edition of ISO 22000 on food safety management systems presents a timely response. ISO 22000:2018 cancels and replaces ISO 22000:2005. Organizations certified to the standard have three years from the date of publication to transition to the new version.
The world’s much anticipated International Standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) has just been published, and is set to transform workplace practices globally. ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001, the world’s former reference for workplace health and safety. Organizations already certified to OHSAS 18001 will have three years to comply with the new ISO 45001 standard, although certification of conformity to ISO 45001 is not a requirement of the standard.
The most popular standard for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories has just been updated, taking into account the latest changes in laboratory environment and work practices. The standard has now a stronger focus on information technologies and incorporates the use of computer systems, electronic records and the production of electronic results and reports.
World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention on May 20, 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations. The Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal applications. The original aim of the Metre Convention – the world-wide uniformity of measurement – remains as important today as it was in 1875.
World Accreditation Day as a global initiative to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. This year’s theme focuses on delivering confidence in construction and the built environment. To help explain the use of accredited conformity assessment, the Public Assurance has been established to showcase different global examples where accreditation has been used to support construction and the built environment.
Energy Performance Certificate for building Accreditation System will be launching new accreditation programmes for the Inspection Bodies (IB) that are to be accredited to produce Energy Performance Certificates for building. An Energy Performance Certificate is a guide that would-be buyers or tenants get when they look at a property. It shows how efficiently a home uses energy, the cost of running a home and recommendations of how to improve the energy efficiency of the property.
Effective provision of health and social care is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. Due to an every growing global population and increased life expectancy, together with the need to supply consistent and cost-effective health and social care, the industry will only grow in scale and complexity. To this end, the health and social care sector strives for excellence through achieving a balance of quality, economic, social and environmental outputs.
Despite concerted and ongoing efforts for an effective law enforcement strategy by the road and traffic authorities, the sharp increase in heavy vehicle traffic and the effects of overloading continue to be a major problem on roads. Overloading causes premature road deterioration and, together with inadequate vehicle maintenance, high levels of driver fatigue and poor driver health care programs, contributes significantly to poor road safety record.
New Standards has been published for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 version. Announcing that will start the compliance for the new standards from April 2016. The existing client can plan in conjugation with next surveillance due. The existing certificate issued for ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 is valid till March, 2018 and shall not be valid any more.
ISO 50003:2014 specifies requirements for competence, consistency and impartiality in the auditing and certification of energy management systems (EnMS) for bodies providing these services. In order to ensure the effectiveness of EnMS auditing, ISO 50003:2014 addresses the auditing process, competence requirements for personnel involved in the certification process for energy management systems, the duration of audits and multi-site sampling.
Over 6300 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases – that’s nearly 2.3 million every year. To combat the problem, ISO is developing a new standard, ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements that will help organizations reduce this burden by providing a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions, all over the world.
United Accreditation Service (UAS) is an independent accreditation body offering accreditation programs for certification bodies, laboratories, and inspection bodies.All UAS accreditation programs operate in accordance with relevant international standards with the aim of getting these programs harmonized and recognized internationally. This will ultimately promote and increase the reputation and confidence of products and services provided by UAS accredited partners.UAS offers accreditation schemes for management systems certification bodies, inspection bodies, product certification bodies, calibration and testing laboratories, proficiency testing providers as well as good laboratory practice. Each scheme offers a specific set of capabilities, and they are altogether designed to accommodate the different products and services currently in the market.Using UAS accredited cabs offers multiple benefits for companies. Besides providing a marketing opportunity, it also boosts the company’s image and also the company’s products and services are endorsed with the highest assurance. This, in turn, instils confidence in the company’s customers and stakeholders alike.
United States of America are major exporters of agricultural commodities and food within our region. Major export markets for United States of America products in the region continue to change, but include China, India, Japan, Indonesia and South Korea. And outside of our region we export to the USA, EU and the Middle East. UAS has been offering accreditation of food schemes since 2015 when we first partnered with Prime safe to develop a scheme to support their regulations. UAS now accredits certification and inspection bodies for in excess of 25 schemes in this sector and is active in national and international for a managing schemes that ensure the safety of global food supply chains.
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