Yearly, the work of Worldwide and Nationwide Requirements Our bodies and the specialists who contribute to the event of requirements, is widely known on World Requirements Day, noticed on 14 October. This 12 months, the worldwide theme is “Our Shared Imaginative and prescient for a Higher World”.
“So as to meet the Sustainable Growth Objectives (SDGs), the function of standardisation is extra related than ever. Setting clear tips, by way of the event of requirements and collaboration with stakeholders will present actual world options that may collectively contribute to the achievement of SDGs,” says Sadhvir Bissoon, Performing CEO of the South African Bureau of Requirements.
South Africa develops, maintains and promotes nationwide requirements, by way of, the South African Bureau of Requirements (SABS), who’s a member of Worldwide Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the Worldwide Electro-technical Fee (IEC). Nationwide Requirements or SANS are developed by way of consensus, by way of Technical Committees. Technical Committees are made up of representatives from business our bodies, authorities departments, firms, teachers, coverage makers, regulators, people, client teams and different stakeholders to make sure an inclusive, open and clear course of..
In the course of the monetary 12 months, which led to March 2023, the SABS printed 404 SANS, convened greater than 200 technical committee conferences, offered efficient oversight over 2500 technical committee members, and took part within the numerous world associations of nationwide our bodies.
“The event and upkeep of requirements is a rigorous and course of pushed discipline, that depends on collaboration and consensus from all sectors of society and enterprise. World Requirements Day is a chance for the SABS to recognise the dedication and lively participation of our technical specialists in South Africa who’re members of SABS technical committees and contribute to the vital work of growing nationwide and worldwide requirements,” says Bissoon.