How standards benefit consumers

Standards affect all of us, every day of our lives. Whenever we use a product or service, there’s a good chance there’s a standard to cover it. Whether we’re using a washing machine, a mobile phone or an ATM, visiting a playground or sports stadium, driving a car, eating in a restaurant or making a complaint…there are standards for all kinds of things. Put simply, standards make things better: safer, higher quality and easier to use.