Useful Links

LogoThe Body of Quality Knowledge is the framework that defines the current boundaries of knowledge of the quality profession within the UK. It is set out in concentrated form as simple statements to guide trainers, quality professionals and organisations.

Please view our contribution by following these links:

The Quality Infrastructure - roles of the different bodies
Industry Associations
Standards Development

Eurpoean Union

www.europa.euHere are links to web pages concerning EU regulations and standards. The 'Europa' web site has full search capability to help you find the information you are looking for at

The "Summaries of EU legislation" website contains "the main aspects of European Union (EU) legislation in a concise, easy-to-read and unbiased way. It provides approximately 3 000 summaries of European legislation, divided into 32 subject areas corresponding to the activities of the European Union".

Practical guidance on doing business in Europe can be found at

The EU's Guide to the Implementation of Directives Based on New Approach and Global Approach, the 'blue guide', which explains the implementation of EU product Directives according to the 'New Approach' and 'Global Approach' leading to self-declaration of product compliance and CE Marking can be found at

Informative sites on standards The International Organization for Standardization The site for everything about standards setting, apart from information about electrotechnical standards, which is next. International Electrotechnical Commission. This site contains a wealth of information on consortia, industry-lead standards setting and open source software

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