Do-it-yourself – safely

May 2011 The power tool market is booming

With summer at the Northern Hemisphere’s doorstep, people are moving increasingly outside. Hard at work in their gardens, they're getting out the barbecues, preparing their pools and other electric outdoor paraphernalia and working on improving... More...

High tech from Brazil

Klaus Wucherer, IEC President, delivered a keynote speech at the ABINEE TEC Forum, the key electronics industry event in South America. In front of 500 guests from industry and government, he...

PASC

PASC (Pacific Area Standards Congress) held its 34th meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, on 31 March-2 April. The IEC-APRC (Asia-Pacific Regional Office) Officer in Charge, Dennis Chew, was present. Energy...

Academia

The WSC (World Standards Cooperation), which is a high-level group with representatives from the three world-leading standardization organizations IEC, ISO (International Organization for...

High-voltage show

In the company of national, regional and international representatives from the world of standardization, CES, the Swiss National Committee of the IEC, celebrated its hundredth anniversary on 14 April...

Santiago de Chile inaugurates

Chile was welcomed in February 2010 as the 79th IEC Member. Under the name CORNELEC, Electrotechnical Standardization Corporation, the Chilean NC (National Committee) joined the IEC as a Full Member....

Profitable sustainable business

IEC Global Visions interviewed Franz Fehrenbach, CEO of Bosch, a company that has been operating successfully worldwide for more than 100 years. His message is clear: today, for an international...

IEC World Look ahead and get involved!

The 2010 GM (General Meeting) in Seattle saw the start of a new...

Conformity Assessment IEC at the White House

IECEE Executive Secretary Pierre de Ruvo was in Washington DC, US...

Conformity Assessment DIY and gardening made safer

Sunny days. Milder temperatures. No doubt spring is back. If you...

Conformity Assessment Quality systems for Ex equipment

In April, IEC TC (Technical Committee) 31 and SC (Subcommittee)...

Conformity Assessment Sophisticated tools for outdoor use

Modern-day technologies are not confined to homes, factories or...

Industry Spotlight From chores to hobbies

A variety of electric tools and appliances has changed the home...

Technology Focus Power to the people

With the exception perhaps of the Y and Z generations who were...

IEC Family Household Appliances

Over the last 10 years Latin American countries have adopted many...

IEC Family Consultative committee nominations

Officers of IEC Consultative Committees

IEC Family Standards and quality

Cambodia holds its first ASEAN Consultative Committee Meeting

IEC Family IEC Affiliate

Standardization training in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

Technical Committees Improving energy efficiency in the home

Measurement of standby power

Technical Committees Let the sun shine

New Technical Committee on Solar Thermal Electric plants established

In Store On the back burner, but not for long

Cooking appliances: measuring performance

In Store Electric tools – safety first

Ensuring the safety of hand-held motor-operated electric tools and gardening appliances

In Store Facilitating access

Improving the safety of electric drives for gates, doors and windows in homes

In Store All-weather shelters

Protecting electric installations from the weather and other hazards