Taking good care

November 2015 Safety and security measures keep on being heightened to ensure utmost protection at any given moment

In our post-9/11 world, safety and security have been top priorities. We want safety and security at all times. From applications on our smartphones to complex electrical and electronic security systems in airports, from the baby monitors we install... More...

Improving civil aviation security: an endless task

The recent crash of a Russian airliner has highlighted the difficulty of protecting civil aviation against deadly acts of violence. Russian officials have established that an explosive device caused...

Keeping smart homes safe and secure

Connected safety and security systems and devices with remote monitoring capabilities are expanding their share of the global smart home market. A survey in the UK in July 2015 identified security as...

Swimming safely in a clean environment

Public swimming pools rely on a wide range of equipment, most of it controlled electrically or electronically in one way or another. Users take a safe and clean swimming environment for granted and...

Asset integrity and functional safety

The February 2015 condensate leak on the Gudrun offshore platform, in the North Sea, highlighted many lessons learned from other incidents and the importance of functional safety. It also revealed...

International Standards help keep food safe for all

The safety of food products is a primary concern for the food industry, the authorities and consumers. Over the years it has improved to such an extent that food poisoning outbreaks have become...

Protecting homes and buildings from intruders

The market for alarm and electronic security systems will continue to expand in coming years, fed by the quest for increased safety and security, constant concern over terrorism and crime as well as...

Technical Committees Pioneer in innovation

ISO/IEC JTC 1 is the Joint Technical Committee of the IEC and the...

Conformity Assessment IEC, IAF and ILAC join forces

The IEC has had a tradition of cooperating with other...

Conformity Assessment IECEx extends mobile offer

Workers are increasingly mobile and a growing number of...

Conformity Assessment Shedding a light on LEDs

Solid-state lighting (SSL) is rapidly becoming the preferred...

IEC Family Outstanding contributions

The IEC has recognized the efforts of three Young Professionals...

IEC Family Tomorrow's leaders

The IEC Young Professionals Programme is a forum for upcoming...

IEC Family November 2015 nominations

October saw a new Chair nomination and as well as the extension...

IEC Family Obituary - Ron Collis

It is with immense sadness and regret that we have to inform the...

IEC World IRENA launches INSPIRE

New collaborative platform drives RE innovation

IEC World Precious lights

Lighting, leisure and the International Year of Light

IEC World The Internet didn't kill the TV star

Far from fading into oblivion TV is enjoying a renewal thanks to new technologies

IEC World COP21

Energy efficiency is a key to combat climate change

IEC World Upcoming IEC and global events

Final events for 2015

In Store The positive impact of speaking up

New IEC tool is a success