Within two years, the inventory of the Collection of national standards adopted before 1991 will be completed in Russia. The work has been carried out since the early 90s, when the national Collection of standards received 25 thousand state standards of the USSR. 15 thousand standards have already been evaluated for compliance with the modern scientific and technical level and work in the economy.
The purpose of the planned audit is to identify documents that have lost their relevance due to changes in the areas of work on national standardization, containing outdated technologies and requirements for items, equipment, consumer goods that have disappeared from mass use. With regard to such standards, the possibility of their further use in production is analyzed. After that, an individual decision is made on each of them – on the preservation and updating of the standard or its replacement with a new document.
If the standard, regardless of its age, is still used at the enterprises of the country, contains relevant requirements for quality and other characteristics of products on the market, it will not change.
The revision work is carried out in cooperation with leading industry experts from more than 200 technical standardization committees.
After the audit, the list of standards to be cancelled will be posted on the Rosstandart website for public discussion.
Reference. Updating of the Collection of documents on standardization is a systematic process in the national system of standardization and is carried out on a regular basis in order to: eliminate contradictions with the existing and introduced norms of legislation, eliminate contradictions or duplication of requirements with the newly developed documents on standardization, disseminate best practices, improve the quality of products (works or services). In international organizations, the relevance of the standard is assessed every five years or more often.