• One revised ISO 27001, three different versions

    12 July 2024

    When a standard is no longer up-to-date, it needs to be revised. This happened with ISO 27001 for information security in 2022. In the years following, the standard received several minor updates, resulting in three different versions: ISO/IEC 27001:2022, ISO/IEC 27001:2023 and ISO/IEC 27001:2024.

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  • Kiwa SCM launches electronic e-bike security certification

    2 July 2024

    Every day, dozens of electric bicycles are stolen in the Netherlands. The high value and limited security of e-bikes make them attractive targets, even in enclosed spaces such as garages and sheds. In response to this, vehicle security specialist Kiwa SCM has launched the 'Electronic Security Systems for Two-Wheelers' certification mark, aimed at the independent certification of bicycle GPS tracking systems.

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  • Kiwa and Securance join forces on cybersecurity and risk management solutions

    28 May 2024

    Testing, inspection and certification specialist Kiwa and assurance and cybersecurity expert Securance have announced a strategic partnership to jointly enhance their services in the fields of risk management and cybersecurity. This collaboration combines Kiwa's extensive certification and compliance expertise with Securance's innovative risk management and cybersecurity solutions.

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  • Boil-off Systems crucial for safe hydrogen use

    23 May 2024

    In the application of hydrogen excess hydrogen inevitably occurs. To prevent its release, it is essential to equip vehicles and hydrogen networks with a boil-off management system (BMS) capable of efficiently venting excess gas. Kiwa's hydrogen expert Hans de Laat wrote an article on this topic.

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  • Zecc Architects’ safety endeavors awarded with SCL Certification

    21 May 2024

    In architecture, the focus often lies on aesthetics, innovation and quality. However, safety also plays a significant role in this field. For Utrecht-based Zecc Architects, safety is an integral part of the company culture, both in terms of social safety in the office and safety on construction sites. Kiwa recently awarded Zecc Architects a Step 2 Safety Culture Ladder for their safety endeavors. Mario van Kooij, Zecc's associate project leader-architect, elaborates on this achievement.

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  • Video: The Lower Flammability Limit of Hydrogen

    17 May 2024

    Dutch energy distributor Alliander asked Kiwa to research and visualize the combustion of hydrogen at low concentrations. Kiwa developed a special test box and recording. The video shows that at low concentrations, the probability of ignition of hydrogen is lower compared with natural gas.

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  • ISO integrates climate change into management systems

    30 April 2024

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) took a historic step on 23 February 2024, by incorporating climate change into a wide range of management system standards. This means that climate change is now a mandatory component of no less than 31 system standards, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, and ISO 50001. The changes took effect immediately upon publication.

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  • Safety Culture Ladder scheme revised

    5 April 2024

    The Safety Culture Ladder (SCL) is being increasingly utilized by organizations as a tool to measure and promote safety awareness. The SCL originated in the Dutch railway sector but is now being internationally employed by a wide range of organizations. This broader application prompted a revision of the SCL handbook and certification scheme, resulting in the introduction of Safety Culture Ladder 2.0, which has been in effect since the beginning of this year.

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