What would our world be like without standards?
Standards are essential to our safety, protection and wellbeing. They ensure that products are safe to use, our food is safe to consume and that services and processes are consistent and will performed to a recognised level of competency.
For the most part, as consumers, we are unaware of them or we take them for granted but without them our daily living would be chaotic and dangerous.
In the attached article, Consumers SA Executive member Elaine Attwood explains how standards are developed and how they protect consumers.