World Standards Day 2018 puts the spotlight on the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Each year on 14 October, the members of the International IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day, which is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as international standards.
TODAY IS WORLD STANDARDS DAY
Indeed, standards are the basis for product quality and development control. They establish consistent production protocols that can be universally understood and adopted for quality control.
This year’s theme for the celebration is: “International Standards and the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has begun, but in order to seize its full potential for the betterment of society, standards are needed.
Let’s work together so as to change the Ghana narrative.
GSA will be in the forefront of facilitating consumer protection, among other things. Please look out for the National Building Code, which is ready and will be launched in a matter of weeks.
Essentially, a Building Code is a set of rules that specify the standards for constructed buildings and structures.
Ghana’s Building Code (GhBC) GS 1207:2018 is modified from an existing International Building Code and lays down the essential requirements for building and structural conformity.
The development of this Code was undertaken by GSA, for and on behalf of the Ministry of Works & Housing (MWH) with the support of the Swiss Government through the International Finance Corporation/World Bank Group, Ghana Office (IFC/WBG).
Public safety is foremost on our agenda. Let’s all reflect on the significance of the Day.