Standardization of test methods and requirements relevant to personal safety equipment used on small craft.

This includes personal floating devices (PFD) and immersion suits but excludes life rafts

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Published ISO standards *


ISO standards under development *

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 188/SC 1

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 188/SC 1:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 8/SC 1 Maritime safety ISO
ISO/TC 83 Sports and other recreational facilities and equipment ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 188/SC 1

ISO/TC 188/SC 1 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 8/SC 1 Maritime safety ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
EBA - boating/navigation The European Boating Association A
EBI European Boating Industry A
ILAMA International Life-Saving Appliance Manufacturers' Association A
WS World Sailing (WS) A

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
9-13 September 2024 Evanston (United States) ISO/TC 188/SC 1  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 188/SC 1 - Secretariat

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