conformity assessment

  • Keeping our cyber world safe

    15 June 2018 by Antoinette Price
    As with any other day, you wake up, check the smart phone, read emails, note sleep quality, get the real-time weather update and dress accordingly, adjust your smart home settings from an app, jump in the car, ask your...
  • Keeping spills and explosions at bay

    15 May 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Every year sees its share of oil spills, gas leaks or industrial explosions that could have dire consequences for human beings as well as for the environment. They can be caused by the wrong or faulty equipment, poor...
  • Providing safety solutions for hazardous areas

    15 May 2018 by Prof Dr Thorsten Arnhold, IECEx Chair
    I recently attended an international conference in Barcelona. The event was about safety solutions and, among other topics, it also dealt with hazardous areas. For me, as the IECEx Chair, there were many interesting...
  • Managing hazardous substances

    15 May 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Take a moment to think about the number of electronic devices you’ve acquired in your lifetime. Can you remember all the computers, tablets, phones, game consoles, cameras that passed through your hands at some point...
  • Waste not, want not!

    15 May 2018 by Adrian Pennington
    As the amount of electronic and electrical equipment waste (e-waste) generated each year continues to increase, the work accomplished by the IEC becomes ever more essential in helping manufacturers meet legal...
  • Invaluable support for developing countries

    15 April 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 April 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...
  • Targeting safety, growing popularity

    15 April 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Explosive (Ex) atmospheres – also termed hazardous areas/locations – which can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts, are by no means restricted to the oil, gas and petrochemical industry...
  • A belt and braces approach to cyber security

    15 April 2018 by Mike Mullane
    We use the expression “belt and braces” to mean that we are being extra careful about something. The idea is that if our belt breaks unexpectedly, our braces will ensure that our trousers stay up.
  • Ex industry: a risky business

    15 March 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Natural disasters may lead to industrial accidents but man, through non observance of strict safety measures, is more often than not responsible for damages, injuries and fatalities.
  • Small and powerful

    15 March 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Electronics are omnipresent today. For the younger generations, it must be difficult to imagine life without the array of electronic, smart devices that are an integral part of our daily interactions. Few realize that...
  • Staying one step ahead

    15 March 2018 by Michael A. Mullane
    Innovation brings new challenges – or, put another way, every silver lining has a cloud. While the Internet has given us connected, smart and interactive technologies, it has also spawned the murky, underground world of...
  • Trust in lab work

    15 February 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Since the publication of its first edition in 1999, ISO/IEC 17025 has become the international reference for testing laboratories and for calibration laboratories around the world. The Standard contains requirements for...
  • The IEC family is growing

    15 February 2018 by Claire Marchand
    In the past few months, IEC has welcomed two new Members, Peru in December 2017 and Côte d’Ivoire in March 2018, both countries joining IEC after about 15 years of participation in the IEC Affiliate Country Programme. In...
  • All systems under control

    15 February 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Avionics - a term coined from the merging of aviation and electronics - deals with all electronic devices and systems that perform specific individual functions on aircraft, satellites and spacecraft.
  • Ex-perience and Ex-pertise

    15 February 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Faced with a “What-will-you-be-when-you-grow-up” question, a kid will choose rather conventional careers such as policeman/woman, astronaut, teacher, football player, actor, or singer; models and TV stars are more recent...
  • International Standards provide toolkit for GDPR compliance

    15 February 2018 by Michael A. Mullane
    When the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, on 25 May, it will have a humongous impact on web properties all over the world. It will affect all organizations, wherever they keep...
  • Taking the next step

    15 January 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Recognizing the need to ensure continuity in its standards development and conformity assessment activities, the IEC has, since 2010, reached out to up and coming young experts active in a variety of technological...

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