An interview with Alexey Abramov, the head of Rosstandart, was published in "Rossiyskaya Gazeta". The material contains answers to questions related to the activities of Rosstandart.
Among the issues raised were: revision of Soviet-era standards, work on standardization at the present stage, protection of GOSTs from illegal use, new standard for fuel columns, petrol station inspections, metrological services and others.
Answering a question about the impact of the pandemic on the development of GOSTs, Alexey Abramov said that international organizations note a 30% increase in activity on standardization. Alexey Abramov noted: "Participation in the development of standards is close to the social burden, and experts working at enterprises, after moving to the home office, were able to devote more time to this. In Russia, we see not even a 30% increase, but a 50% increase over the same period last year and are very grateful for such an effective work on standardization".
Speaking about the development of standards in distant format, the head of Rosstandart said: "We adhere to the principle: the more digital services in our activities, the better. We have all technical committees covered by the "Beresta" information system, which describes all processes from the idea and beginning of development to the adoption of the standard. We have to introduce an electronic voting procedure for all technical committees, which should coincide with changes in the standardization legislation in December. The State Duma is now considering a government initiative that should de jure make our information system the main standardization tool. All activities on standards development will be conducted in this digital service, it is functionally ready. We expect that this system will be fully filled by all users by the end of the year. This digital service is able to accelerate the pace of standardization, improve the quality of work and involve as many interested experts as possible".