Doing one's bit for the environment has become a reflex for many consumers, who are attentive to the environmental impact of the products they buy. Environmental statements, symbols or graphics proliferate on products or package labels, which made it necessary to develop environmental labelling standards that take into consideration all the relevant aspects of the life-cycle of a product.
The important AS/NZS 3000 Electrical installations (also known as Wiring Rules) protects persons, livestock and property from electric shock, fire and physical injury hazards. The standard is being revised and is open for Public Comment until 20 June 2016.
A new international standard on Unit Pricing aims to deliver just this! Ian Jarratt is a member of the Queensland Consumers Association, which lead the campaign that resulted in large Australian supermarkets being required to provide the unit price (price per unit of measure) on shelf labels etc. He is Consumers International's expert on ISO [...]
Insulation acts as a barrier to heat loss and heat gain, particularly in roofs and ceilings, walls and floors. In many homes insulation is the most practical and cost effective way to make a house more energy efficient, keeping it cooler in summer and warmer in winter and saving up to 40 per cent in heating and cooling bills as outlined by the Dept. of Industry and Science Your energy savings.
Advocates remember leader in advancing consumer interests
CFA representatives have contributed to the development of standards which make our summer safer.
Health care acquired infections are a major concern for consumers particularly for older people and other vulnerable groups.
International Anti-Corruption Day 9 Dec 2015 is an opportunity to raise awareness to the damage it causes. Systemic bribery, among other things, lowers economic growth and discourages investment. It goes hand in hand with poverty and social inequality. But, most importantly, it is very difficult to eradicate. CFA representative Alan Asher is a member of [...]
On 5 December 2015 we celebrate International Volunteer Day. First established by the United Nations thirty years ago, it’s a day for volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to showcase the difference they make in their communities.
Standards Australia has released the standard on wayfinding available for public comment until the 18 January 2016. Wayfinding within the built environment is an activity that affects everyone in a community. AS 1428.4.2 specifies the minimum wayfinding design requirements to enable pedestrians particularly those who are blind or vision impaired to enter, to leave and [...]
Standards Australia has released four Australian/New Zealand standards on Safety of toys available for public comment until the 14 December 2015.
Have you ever wondered how your computer sends your documents to a printer from a different manufacturer? Imagine a world where you cannot use your credit card in every cash machine. Standards set out common rules and parameters so that products can work with each other.