OISTAT TC - ISP International Standards Project
Targets of ISP:
• Get a better understanding about the existing standards worldwide
• Learn about the structures of national standardization organizations
• Work out the major differences between standards which seem to cover the same topics
• Create a masterplan for the next steps towards comprehensive standards like EN and ISO
Theatres are touring and stage technology manufacturers are working globally. This means to transfer know how, to adapt solutions to local needs, to respect local law, regulations and standards and last but not least make it work and happen. In our days a lot of topics have been adapted to a global market but the theatre business seems to be focused on a few regulations which may be applicable everywhere but has conserved strong and well-established national and even regional standards which we all face daily.
The first target of the International Standards Project (ISP) is to learn more about the existing standards and regulations in OISTAT member countries and to get a collection of them as well as a clear view on all standardisation organisations as BSI, SIS, DIN, CEN, ISO, national health, building and fire authorities as well as professional institutions like ABTT, USITT, STEP, DTHG etc. etc.
The second step is to provide this information to all OISTAT members and member countries.
The third step may be to group the standards and to try to find common targets as well as pointing out the specific differences in each country or region.
The forth step may be to provide this information - again to all OISTAT members and member countries.
Possible synergies may be achieved by giving advice to standardisation organisations, authorities and practitioners.
The ISP is meant to be a long-term-project. The huge amount of expected information in the first step needs to be collected and worked through. The expected schedule for the first results heads towards end of 2016 / early 2017.
Next steps maybe each two to three years. Actually a questionnaire (maybe as online survey) is in development. The beta test was supported by OISTAT TC members and could be completed by adaptions based on their feedback to be launched in the beginning of 2017.
OISTAT TC members and supporters of the project may publish information and give feedback during preparation and after publication of the questionnaire.
Idea & Realisation:
Laura van Haperen