Posts tagged as ISO

14 October: World Standards Day

14 October is celebrated annually as World Standard Day across the world by national standards bodies, regulatory institutions and public and private economic organisations. The celebration of World Standards Day is a symbolic reminder that standards and associated conformity assessment are an indispensable tool supporting the quality of products, services, environmental protection and other indicators […]

ISO appoints first African president at ISO Week in Cape Town

The first African president of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), Edward Njoroge, was appointed at the recent ISO week in Cape Town. Njoroge is the former CEO of Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen). He will take office on 1 January 2020. The event was hosted by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) at the […]

SA hosts international standard bodies in ISO assembly

South Africa will host a total 114 National Standards Bodies (NSBs) when they gather at the 42nd General Assembly of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) set to get underway from 15 to 20 September 2019. The influence of standards on global economic trade relations will be under discussion at the assembly which kicks off […]

Awarded OHS management certification

HV Test has successfully achieved certification to the first international standard for Occupational Health and Safety ISO 45001: 2018. This certificate was granted after an intense audit by QAS International. The new ISO 45001:2018 was published in March 2018 by the International Organisation for Standardisation body (ISO). It confirms excellence and good practices in occupational […]

Standard for urban resilience in development

Work on a new International Standard for urban resilience, led by the United Nations, has just kicked off, aiming to help local governments build safer and more sustainable urban environments. The new ISO standard for urban resilience is aimed at supporting national and local governments build their capacity to face the new challenges arising from […]

Standard helps local government with sustainable development

Newly revised guidelines help governments to improve their activities and align them with local needs and expectations for healthier, happier communities. The public sector is the largest service provider in any country, offering a broad array of services that directly affect residents’ lives. The challenges are many, not least balancing the expectations of citizens with […]