In a modern economy characterized by the division of labour, standards fulfil manifold tasks. Being voluntary rules prepared by those who need them in everyday practice, they provide clarity in many fields.
They specify harmonized requirements for products and services, ensure the comparability of test methods, define procedures and methods and deliver confirmed knowledge (the state of the art) that serves as a basis for facilitating further developments and innovations.
And: Standards ensure safety in all fields of everyday life, be it in nurseries, road traffic or sports activities. They protect employees in industry, at offices, laboratories or construction sites.
As an independent, neutral and non-profit oriented service organization, Austrian Standards guarantees a transparent and open standardization process in Austria. We offer representatives of industry, administration, science and research the infrastructure and network required for shaping the standards they need.