Certifications Public Policy

Certificatory organisations you can’t avoid

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

The quality-oriented ISO 9000 is probably the most well-spread certificatory standards on the planet, but do you know how many more standards ISO has?

A lot more! More than 21607!1

That’s right! Twenty-one THOUSAND standards, being used in ~163 countries. That’s a lot!

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Its more than 300 fire-risk oriented codes mean that “virtually every building, process, service, design, and installation in society today is affected by NFPA documents”.2

And let’s not even mention the countless lives have been saved thanks to standards by the NFPA, which underlie the operations of emergency services such as firefighting.3

  1. ISO Catalogue.
  2. NFPA.
  3. e.g. NFPA.