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Standards Newsletter – June 2021

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Detection of Drowning Accidents

Computer vision systems are foreseen to support the competent person (such as lifeguards) in detecting drowning accidents at the pool basin bottom and reacting faster by saving precious seconds. 

SANS 20380:2021 contains Safety requirements and test methods that describe the minimum operational, performance and safety requirements and test methods for computer vision systems used to detect drowning accidents.

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Thunderstorm Warning Systems

SANS 62793:2021 describes the characteristics of thunderstorm warning systems (TWSs) to implement lightning hazard preventive measures.

Lightning protection in buildings is crucial to avoid personal, material and economic damage and even environmental disasters. 

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Surgical Hand Disinfection

SANS 52791 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics – Surgical hand disinfection – Test method and requirements specifies a test method simulating practical conditions for establishing whether a product for surgical handrub and handwash reduces the release of resident and eventually present transient microbial flora on hands when used for the treatment of clean hands of volunteers (human test subjects).

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Electricity Metering Equipment (AC)

SANS 62052-31 Electricity metering equipment (AC) – General requirements, tests and test conditions – Part 31: Product safety requirements and tests, which specifies product safety requirements for equipment for electrical energy measurement and control, and applies to newly manufactured metering equipment designed to measure and control electrical energy on 50 Hz or 60 Hz networks with a voltage up to 600 V, where all functional elements, including add-on modules are enclosed in or from a single case.

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Road Traffic Safety

SANS 39002:2021 Road traffic safety — Good practices for implementing commuting safety management, this document provides guidelines for good practices that can be adopted by organizations for the implementation of commuting safety management. These practices are intended to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries, the severity of injuries, and further to minimize damage to property and economic loss due to road crashes. This document is applicable to any organization to help it protect commuters including vulnerable road users (VRU) through the adoption of a proactive approach to manage commuting risks. This document is also applicable to commercial transport organizations including fleet operators, as well as schools.

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Lifecycle Risk Management for Integrated CCS Projects

SATR 27918:2021 Lifecycle risk management for integrated CCS projects this document is intended to address more broadly applicable lifecycle risk management issues for integrated CCS projects. Specifically, the focus of this document is on risks that affect the overarching CCS project or risks that cut across capture, transportation, and storage affecting multiple stages. It needs to be noted that environmental risks, and risks to health and safety should be very low for CCS projects provided the project is carefully designed and executed. Risk identification and management is part of the due diligence process.

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Earned Value Management in Project and Programme Management

SANS 21508: 2021 Earned value management in project and programme management which provides guidance for practices of earned value management in project and programme management. It is applicable to any type of organization including public or private and any size or sector, as well as any type of project or programme in terms of complexity, size or duration.

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Lighters – Safety Specification

SANS 9994:2021 Lighters – Safety specification that specifies requirements for lighters to ensure a reasonable degree of safety for normal use or reasonably foreseeable misuse of such lighters by users. This document applies to all flame-producing products commonly known as cigarette lighters, cigar lighters and pipe lighters. It does not apply to matches and flame-producing products intended solely for igniting materials other than cigarettes, cigars, and pipes.

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Power Transformer and Reactor Fittings

SANS 60076-22-7:2021 Power transformers – Part 22-7: Power transformer and reactor fittings – Accessories and fittings, the standard applies to a selection of accessories and fittings mounted on liquid immersed power transformers according to IEC 60076-1 (published in South Africa as an identical adoption under the designation SANS 60076-1) and reactors according to IEC 60076-6 (published in South Africa as an identical adoption under the designation SANS 60076-6) with or without conservator for indoor or outdoor installation.

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