ISO & safety

ISO safety standards protect the health and safety of people and communities; save lives and reduce injury, and protect children, the elderly and other vulnerable populations.

Product safety

Statistics indicate that design problems, malfunctions and inadequate safety information are all contributing to the high number of injuries resulting from using products, whatever the sector.

ISO product safety standards provide universal guidance and practical tools to identify, assess, eliminate or reduce potential safety risks, to eliminate them before the products are sold. Typical hazard reduction measures include protection against electric shock, excessive temperatures and fire, reducing the risk of injury in emergencies.

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