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ISO DIS 22326 circulated for ballot

ISO 22326 was first presentad as new work item at one of the last meetings of ISO/TC 223 on Societal security. It was later accepted by ISO/TC 292 and now the work has reached the Draft International Standard stage and is available for public review. The title of the standard is "Security and resilience - Emergency management - Guidelines for monitoring of facilities with identified hazards".

This standard will contribute to an overall emergency management framework which seeks to reduce the risk to people, operations, property, and the environment. It aims to assist organizations in monitoring hazards in order to reduce the impact of resulting incidents. Effective monitoring can provide public and private sector emergency management organizations with ongoing, timely, accurate and relevant monitoring data used in emergency management decision making.

Advances in monitoring technology will provide opportunities for further improvement of these guidelines and for development and application of innovative monitoring solutions.

Key features of ISO 22326

This standard provides hazard monitoring guidance which includes planning, implementation, operation and control and review and continual improvement activities. This standard can be used by any facility with identified hazards and may be used by organizations responsible for safety and security such as:

  • Owners and operators of facilities;
  • Engineers, installers and contractors during facility planning, construction, maintenance;
  • Public authorities responsible for emergency prevention activities and incident response;
  • Insurance companies, potentially affected residents;
  • Legislators;
  • Scientific community/researchers

What can you do?

This standard is in the final voting stage before being published as an international standard, and is available for review and comment until November 30, 2017. It has been submitted to ISO member countries for voting.  You can help to shape the final published standard by contacting your National Standard Body  and get access to the document and submit your comments. 

Your comments will be forwarded to the mirror committee responsible for developing your national position and voting on the draft standard.