ISO/IEC GUIDE 51
Safety Aspects - Guidelines for Their Inclusion in Standards
|Publication Date:||1 January 1999|
|ICS Code (Standardization. General rules):||01.120|
This Guide provides standards writers with guidelines for the inclusion of safety aspects in standards. It is applicable to any safety aspect related to people, property or the environment, or a combination of one or more of these (e.g. people only; people and property; people, property and the environment).
This Guide adopts an approach aimed at reducing the risk arising from the use of products, processes or services. The complete life cycle of a product, process or service, including both the intended use and the reasonably foreseeable misuse, is considered.
NOTE 1 Quality is not a synonym for safety and consequently the respective roles of quality and of safety should not be confused. However it may be necessary to consider quality requirements in standards to ensure that the safety requirements are consistently met.
NOTE 2 The term "standard" used throughout this Guide includes International Standards, Technical Specifications, Publicly Available Specifications and Guides.
NOTE 3 Although this Guide is intended primarily for use by standards writers, its underlying principles may be used wherever safety aspects are being considered.
NOTE 4 Standards may deal exclusively with safety aspects or may include clauses specific to safety.
NOTE 5 Unless otherwise stated, the term "committee(s)", when used in this Guide, is meant to cover both ISO and IEC technical committees, subcommittees or working groups.
NOTE 6 Terms defined in clause 3 are printed in bold type throughout this Guide.