Safety, security and the environment
Regulatory bodies can have an important role in deﬁning standards and requirements which affect safety, security and the environment, both at the organization/company level or at the individual level. The ships and marine sector provides a good example of what can be achieved over a period of time when appropriate links are maintained between the regulatory body and IEC and ISO technical committees.
The main lesson from this example is that the regulatory authority can be provided with continuous representation by the IEC and ISO technical committees and their work when discussing how Standards can help ensure uniform international implementation by industry. This is a good example of active utilization of the IEC and ISO liaison approach with other organizations, which requires long-term commitment, close cooperation and political sensitivity.