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Understanding Standard

What is a Standard

A standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose. (Definition in International Organization for Standardisation)

Benefits of using a Standard

  • reduces costs by minimising waste and errors
  • ensures products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.
  • allows business sustainability through consistence and ease of interoperability
Read: 10 Good Things ISO for SMEs

Where to find Standards

Many major standards like ISO, IEC, EN are commonly being adopted by another standard. In a case when you are not able to access the actual standard, a good tip is to look for the standard that has adopted the standard you are looking for and use that available standard as a good reference.
Some standards are also referenced and included as appendices in technical books so you can try searching using one search or in specific e-books database e.g. Knovel.

Food Safety Standards / CP

You may access Singapore Standards Online or refer to the print copies available at the Library.