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BSI Group, also known in its home market as the British Standards Institution, is a multinational business services provider whose principal activity is the production of standards and the supply of standards-related services.
The International Organization for Standardization is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations. The organization promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standards. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and works in over 196 countries.
International Organisation for Standardisation
The International Maritime Organization is a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for regulating shipping. The IMO’s primary purpose is to develop and maintain a comprehensive regulatory framework for shipping and its remit today includes safety, environmental concerns, legal matters, technical co-operation, maritime security and the efficiency of shipping. It has 171 Member States and three Associate Members.
International Maritime Organisation
The Health and Safety Executive is the body responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare, and for research into occupational risks in England and Wales and Scotland. 2006. As part of its work HSE investigates industrial accidents, small and large, including major incidents such as the explosion and fire at Buncefield in 2005.
Health & Safety Executive
The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is the body responsible for the operation of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. OPSI publishes, through HMSO, all legislation in the United Kingdom, including Acts of Parliament, Acts of the Scottish Parliament and Statutory Instruments.
HMSO UK Legislation
UNECE’s major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration. UNECE includes 56 member States in Europe, North America and Asia. However, all interested United Nations member States may participate in the work of UNECE. Over 70 international professional organizations and other non-governmental organizations take part in UNECE activities.
Dedicated to safe ships and clean seas, IACS makes a unique contribution to maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance verification and research and development. More than 90% of the world’s cargo carrying tonnage is covered by the classification design, construction and through-life compliance Rules and standards set by the twelve Member Societies of IACS.