What is a standard?
The standard aims to:
- Propose solutions to technical and commercial issues
- Represent a know-how and propose one or more technologies Develop interoperability (languages, components)
- Act as a quality, safety and trust factor to reduce constraints and optimize customer / supplier relations, simplify technical specifications and control product technical specifications
- In some cases, support public policies (e.g. in support of European Directives),
How is built a standard?
Timeframe: from 12 to 48 months
The BNA within the international (ISO), European (CEN) and national (FR) framework
In the field of cycles, the projects are mainly initiated at European level (CEN/TC 333 "Cycles") and developed in agreement between CEN and ISO at international level (ISO/TC 149/SC 1 "Cycles and main sub-assemblies").
With regard to emergency systems (road and air ambulances, stretchers, etc.) the standards are European home-grown (EN standards developed at CEN/TC 239).
The Standardisation System has been organised in order to optimise the 3 levels FR, EU and ISO. Also, in some cases, the process of developing a standard can be conducted in parallel at ISO, CEN, and therefore FR level, which results in the publication of a single NF EN ISO XXX reference standard.