Pages in category "British standards"
The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. British Standards – Products and services which BSI certifies as having met the requirements of specific standards within designated schemes are awarded the Kitemark. The BSI Group as a whole does not produce British Standards, the governing Board of BSI establishes a Standards Board. The Standards Board does little apart from setting up Sector Boards, each Sector Board in turn constitutes several Technical Committees. BSI Group currently has over 27,000 active standards, products are commonly specified as meeting a particular British Standard, and in general this can be done without any certification or independent testing. The standard simply provides a way of claiming that certain specifications are met. The Kitemark can be used to indicate certification by BSI, and it is mainly applicable to safety and quality management standards. Following the move on harmonisation of the standard in Europe, some British Standards are gradually superseded or replaced by the relevant European Standards, Standards are continuously reviewed and developed and are periodically allocated one or more of the following status keywords. Confirmed - the standard has been reviewed and confirmed as being current, current - the document is the current, most recently published one available. Draft for public comment/DPC - a national stage in the development of a standard, partially replaced - the standard has been partially replaced by one or more other standards. Proposed for confirmation - the standard is being reviewed and it has proposed that it is confirmed as the current standard. Proposed for obsolescence - the standard is being reviewed and it has proposed that it is made obsolescent. Proposed for withdrawal - the standard is being reviewed and it has proposed that it is withdrawn. Revised - the standard has been revised, superseded - the standard has been replaced by one or more other standards. Under review - the standard is under review, withdrawn - the document is no longer current and has been withdrawn. Work in hand - there is work being undertaken on the standard, over time the standards developed to cover many aspects of tangible engineering, and then engineering methodologies including quality systems, safety and security. BS0 A standard for standards specifies Development, Structure and Drafting of British Standards themselves. C. Voltages for a. c. c. and 1500 V d. c. c. circuits up to 250 volts BS308 a now deleted standard for engineering drawing conventions, part 5 concerns Guide for structuring and exchange of CAD data. BS EN60204 Safety of machinery BSI also publishes a series of PAS documents, PAS documents are a flexible and rapid standards development model that is open to all organizations
2. BSI Group – BSI Group, also known as the British Standards Institution, is the national standards body of the United Kingdom. BSI produces technical standards on a range of products and services. BSI Group was founded as the Engineering Standards Committee in London in 1901, in 1998 a revision of the Charter enabled the organization to diversify and acquire other businesses, and the trading name was changed to BSI Group. The Group now operates in 182 countries, the core business remains standards and standards related services, although the majority of the Groups revenue comes from management systems assessment and certification work. BSI produces British Standards, and, as the UK’s National Standards Body, is responsible for the UK publication, in English, of international. BSI is obliged to adopt and publish all European Standards as identical British Standards, however, it has the option to adopt and publish international standards. In response to demands, BSI also produces commissioned standards products such as Publicly Available Specifications, Private Standards. These products are commissioned by organizations and trade associations to meet their needs for standardised specifications. Because they are not subject to the consultation and consensus requirements as formal standards. BSI also publishes standards-related books, CD-ROMs, subscription products and web-based solutions as well as providing training on standards-related issues, with 80,000 clients, BSI Group is one of the world’s largest certification bodies. It audits and provides certification to companies worldwide who implement management systems standards, BSI also runs training courses that cover the implementation and auditing requirements of national and international management systems standards. AS9100, AS9110, AS9120 Aerospace EU Emissions Trading System Within Testing Services, BSIs best known product in the UK is the Kitemark, BSI also conducts testing of products for a range of certifications, including for CE marking. CE marking must be applied to a range of products intended for sale in the European Economic Area. Frequently manufacturers or importers need a third-party certification of their product from an accredited or ‘Notified’ body, BSI holds Notified Body status for 15 EU Directives, including construction products, marine equipment, pressurised equipment and personal protective equipment. It is the leader in the USA, the world’s biggest healthcare market. BSI is the world’s first national standards body, BSI created one of the world’s first quality marks in 1903, when the letters ‘B’ and ‘S’ were combined with V to produce the Kitemark logo. BSI was instrumental in the formation of ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, in 1947 and of its European equivalent, CEN, BSI published the world’s first environmental management standard, BS7750, in 1992. This led to the publication of the first international environmental management standard, ISO14001, BSI also published the world’s first sustainability standard, BS8900, in 2006
3. Bowen's Kale – Produced by Humphry Bowen, the reference material called Bowens Kale was used for the calibration of early scientific instruments intended to measure trace elements in the 1960s. This was probably the first successful example of such a de facto standard and it stimulated preparation of further materials by other organizations for similar use. Reference standard Bowen, H. J. M, a standard biological material for elementary analysis. In P. W. Sallis, Proc. of the SAC Conference, Nottingham, UK, cambridge, W. Heffer and Sons,1965. Bowen, H. J. M. Kale as a reference material, in W. R. Wolf, Biological Reference Materials, Availability, uses and need for validation of nutrient measurement, pp. 3–17. Stoeppler, M. Wolf, W. R. and Jenks, P. J. Reference Materials for Chemical Analysis, Certification, Availability and Proper Usage
4. British Poultry Standard – The British Poultry Standard is the oldest poultry fancy breed standard in the world. It is published by the Poultry Club of Great Britain and is the reference standard used by judges at poultry shows within the United Kingdom. The standard was first published in 1865 by the original Poultry Club of Great Britain and it was entitled The standard of excellence in Exhibition Poultry and was edited by William Bernhardt Tegetmeier. It was the first publication of its kind, the compilation of the standard was then taken over by the second, current Poultry Club of Great Britain. The current edition, published in 2008 by Blackwell, is the sixth in the current numbering, the standard is the official reference for use by judges at poultry shows in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It contains breed standards of more than 150 breeds of chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys, editions of the standards include, but probably are not limited to, these, William Bernhard Tegetmeier. The Standard of Excellence in Exhibition Poultry, authorized by the Poultry Club, london, New York, George Routledge and Sons, the Broadway, Ludgate,1867. London, New York, George Routledge and Sons, the Broadway, the standard of excellence in exhibition poultry, authorised by the Poultry Club, to which is added the American standard. Reprinted from the editions, with additions. The Standard of Perfection for Exhibition Poultry, london, Office of the Poultry Club. The Poultry Club Standards, containing a description of all the recognised varieties of fowls. London, Paris, New York, Melbourne, Cassell & Company,1901, with Forty-Five Plates, by J. W. Ludlow, and the Poultry Club Standards of Perfection for the Various Breeds. London, Paris, New York, Melbourne, Cassell and Company,1902, containing a complete description of all the recognised varieties of fowls, third edition. Revised and edited in accordance with the latest Poultry Club standards by S. H. Lewer, london, Paris, New York, Melbourne, Cassell and Company. The Poultry Club Standards, containing a description of all the recognised varieties of fowls, ducks, geese and turkeys. The Poultry Club Standards, sixth edition, london, Poultry Club of Great Britain,1923. The Poultry Club Standards, seventh edition, the Poultry Club Standards, eighth edition. London, Poultry World in association with the Poultry Club of Great Britain, london, Iliffe Books,1971. ———, David Hawksworth
5. Hazchem – Hazchem is a warning plate system used in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom for vehicles transporting hazardous substances, and on storage facilities. The top-left section of the plate gives the Emergency Action Code telling the fire brigade what actions to take if theres an accident, the middle-left section gives the UN Substance Identification Number describing the chemical. The lower-left section gives the number that should be called if special advice is needed. The warning symbol at top-right indicates what danger the chemical presents, the bottom-right of the plate carries a company logo. There is also a standard null Hazchem plate to indicate the transport of non-hazardous substances, the null plate does not include an EAC or substance identification. The National Chemical Emergency Centre in the United Kingdom provides a Free Online Hazchem Guide, EACs are characterised by a single number and either one or two letters. NCEC was commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government to edit the EAC List 2013 publication, the current EAC List is 20013. NCEC has been at the heart of the UK EAC system since its inception in the early 1970s, publishing the list on behalf of the UK Government until 1996 and resuming its management in 2008. The printed version of the book can be purchased from TSO directly or downloaded as a free PDF file from NCEC’s website, download EAC List 20131 In the absence of fog equipment, a fine spray may be used. 2 Water must not be allowed to come into contact with the substance at risk and this number is indicative of what type of fire suppressant should be used to suppress a fire from igniting or extinguish a fire caused by the chemical. The system is designed to fire suppression methods in order of usability. For example, a chemical marked with the number 2 or Fog can be attacked with methods 3 or 4, each category is assigned a letter to determine what actions are required when handling, containing and disposing of the chemical in question. Eight major categories exist which are denoted by a black letter on a white background. Four subcategories exist which specifically deal with what type of protective equipment responders must wear when handling the emergency. If a category is classed as violent, this means that the chemical can be violently or explosively reactive, either with the atmosphere or water, protection is divided up into three categories of personal protective equipment, Full, BA and BA for fire only. BA for fire only is denoted within the emergency action code as a letter on a black background. When changing the colour is not possible, the use of brackets means the same as a black background. 3E means the same as a letter on a black background
6. Turbo Dispatch – Turbo Dispatch is a public domain standard for the electronic transfer of job details, initially using packet radio, but now also using the internet. It is used throughout the United Kingdom to pass the details of stranded motorists between all the major UK motoring organisations and their 500 plus vehicle recovery agents, in many cases it is also used by the vehicle recovery agent to pass the details to the attending recovery vehicle. On 30 June 1994, a group of representatives from the UK seven major motoring organisations and he clearly hoped that this would be enough incentive to get ‘the clubs’ to sit-down in the same room together. It soon emerged that it was a dream of all those present that ‘common standards’ for all aspects of vehicle recovery could be introduced to the industry. Amongst other things, this laid the foundations of Turbo Dispatch project. Because of the reliability of delivery needed it was decided that Mobitex should be used, in the UK there was only one provider of Mobitex, namely RAM Data, which later became a subsidiary of BT called Transcomm. This is why many still refer to RAMing jobs. Ian Lane of Motor Trade Software designed and wrote the protocols along with the gateway software, much pioneering work was carried out during early 1995. The point where most recovery operators learned about Turbo Dispatch was during the Association of Vehicle Recovery Operators AVRO EX1996. Despite it being Green Flags 25th Anniversary, the organisation set up a mini ‘Control Room’ at the show. By the end of year the Automobile Association had set up a trial in London. Towards the end of 1997, the AAs Evan Anderson became greatly involved in promoting the concept of Turbo Dispatch within the AA. This was undoubtedly the turning point, because Evan seemed to accept that although MTS and RAM did have a monopoly, anyone else could develop a system, but quite simply nobody else had successfully done so. In the following year, the RAC went live and by the end of the all the major players in the industry had adopted Turbo Dispatch. By the year 2005 it is estimated that around 92% of the 4 million ‘garaged’ breakdowns a year were sent to recovery operators using Turbo Dispatch, the system is clearly popular with motoring organisations, because of the saving in job dispatcher talking on the telephone to recovery operators. What surprised a lot of people was how popular it was with the operators as well, a busy controller does not want to take job details over the telephone, when he can have it appear on his computer screen. Because he could use the same system to dispatch the job to his driver. The following notes describe the method of automatically transferring job details from a motoring organisation computer into their recovery operators using the Mobitex data network