functional safety

  • Looking to the future

    15 January 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    It is a generally accepted notion that we are living in times of rapid change. If, to paraphrase Heraclitus, change is the only constant, then organizations must anticipate areas of possible change and prepare themselves...
  • IECEE work benefits the environment, workplace and homes

    15 April 2018 by Antoinette Price
    Every day, whether at home, in the workplace, hospitals, airports or other public places, we come into contact with many devices and their operating systems, which we expect should function safely and reliably.
  • Baptism of fire

    15 July 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Health and safety have always been key drivers behind the publication of IEC Standards. Electricity can be dangerous and electrotechnical equipment and systems can cause different types of hazards if not used according...
  • The importance of testing against International Standards

    21 June 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Today, many devices and services found in homes, hospitals, the workplace and industry run off electricity. Such machines and equipment can be dangerous if they malfunction, causing explosions, fires or electrocuting...
  • Improving safety and reliability in process industry plants

    21 June 2017 by Ahmad Hosni* & Morand Fachot
    Ahmad Hosni, MSc, a Functional Safety Senior Engineer, Certified Functional Safety Expert/Professional and Certified Fire Protection Specialist, has just published a book on process safety and reliability programmes for...
  • When power fails

    21 April 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Power failure recovery is a key task for governments, hospitals and private businesses to get to grips with if they want to reduce the disruption caused by power outages resulting from natural disasters. Smart and...
  • Watching the road ahead

    21 April 2017 by Alan Hodgson, Chair IEC TC 119
    Machine vision has a great future in transportation, particularly as we move towards autonomous vehicles. Dealing with standardization in this area will require joint work between different Standards Developing...
  • The next generation of IEC leaders

    21 March 2017 by Janice Blondeau
    Meet the IEC 2016 Young Professional Leaders and learn more about how YPs are becoming involved in the technical work of the IEC.