conformity assessment

  • How standards enable the delivery of trustworthy healthcare

    23 November 2020 by Antoinette Price
    Digital transformation has accelerated across industries since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, as the world continues to adapt to new ways of living, working, learning and delivering key services, such as...
  • IEC publishes white paper on Safety 2.0

    20 November 2020 by Natalie Mouyal
    The Internet of Things, big data, advanced robotics and artificial intelligence are transforming the connection between technology and people. It may even be possible that a new dimension is added to machines in an area...
  • Active assisted living for everyone

    20 November 2020 by Ulrike Haltrich, Chair, IEC Systems Committee for Active Assisted Living
    At different times in life, people may wish to improve their well-being or require diverse levels of assistance. This could mean enhancing home comforts with smart heating and cooling systems or using intelligent...
  • From boomers to gen Zers

    15 January 2020 by Claire Marchand
    For the first time perhaps in the history of mankind, industrialized countries now often have four generations cohabiting in the workplace: baby boomers (born between 1944 and 1964), generation X or Xers (1965-1980)...
  • From apprentice to president

    15 July 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    In April, the board of ANCE appointed Juan Rosales as its new President, the youngest in the association’s history. With this appointment, ANCE, the leading association for standardization and conformity assessment in...
  • Missing parts

    15 July 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    IEC Technical Committee 56: Dependability, recently published a second edition of IEC 62402 which establishes requirements for obsolescence management applicable to any company or organization.
  • Batteries for a sustainable world

    15 July 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The work of Technical Committee 21 reflects the changes in battery technology over the last 20 years. Standardizing safety requirements is more essential than ever before.
  • Smart made safe

    15 May 2019 by Claire Marchand
    In the last decade the healthcare sector, which had until then been mainly in the hands of professionals, has seen a major shift. People now keep tabs on their diet, activity and health with the help of dedicated smart...
  • Optimizing Ex skills

    15 May 2019 by Claire Marchand
    Safety and health in the workplace, also known as occupational safety, is a fairly recent concept that can be traced back to the first industrial revolution when factory owners began to consider it as a labour-related...
  • Tackling explosion and fire risks

    15 March 2019 by Claire Marchand
    Natural disasters strike at regular intervals on our planet. Every year natural disasters leave huge areas totally devastated. Many experts point the finger at climate change for the increased intensity of storms...
  • Fostering sustainable consumption and production

    15 March 2019 by Claire Marchand
    In the last 50 years, the global population has consumed more goods and services than the combined total of all previous generations. This has fostered economic growth and improved the quality of life for many while...
  • Trust in your electronics

    15 January 2019 by Claire Marchand
    Technological development in the electronics industry has evolved not just at a rapid pace but has been accelerating steadily over the past 20 to 30 years. There have been many success stories and many failures...
  • ROVs, AUVs and AIVs

    15 January 2019 by Claire Marchand
    Remotely operated vehicles (ROV), often described as "robot submarines", have been used by the oil and gas industry for many years, mainly for underwater drilling, construction and installation, inspection, maintenance...
  • Invaluable support for developing countries

    15 July 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Each year sees an increase not only in the number of countries participating in the IEC Affiliate Country Programme but also in the number of International Standards adopted as national ones, national electrotechnical...
  • Safe connections

    15 July 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Artificial intelligence, robotics, biometrics, virtual and augmented reality, smart transportation, digital health and 5G connectivity are hot topics these days. What is their common denominator? They all rely heavily on...