Standards Development

Want to contribute to a robust quality and standards ecosystem? Participate in the development of Singapore and international standards and help companies enhance the quality of their products and services, access local and global markets, and improve the safety, health and environment for Singaporeans. Before you get started with us, here is some information about the Singapore Standardisation Programme.

 

Singapore Standards Council

As the national standards body, Enterprise Singapore administers the Singapore Standardisation Programme through an industry-led Singapore Standards Council. The Council approves the establishment, review and withdrawal of Singapore Standards and Technical References. It also advises Enterprise Singapore on the policies, strategies, initiatives and procedures for standards development and promotion.

The Council comprises representatives from the industry, professional bodies, trade and consumer associations, academia and government agencies. It develops consensus-based Singapore Standards and promotes them so that they are accepted and adopted by stakeholders in Singapore. The Council also actively participates in the development and review of international standards that are important to Singapore.Aligned with the vision of seeing Quality and Standards (Q&S) as a key pillar of the future economy, Enterprise Singapore and the Council:

  • Support priority areas under relevant Industry Transformation Maps,
  • Focus on emerging areas identified in initiatives such as the Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2020 Plan, and supports keys government initiatives,
  • Deepen international and regional engagement to facilitate market access, position Singapore as a thought leader and build capacity in key areas of national interest, and
  • Build Q&S competency in business leaders,regulators and workers.

Standards Council
(17th term - 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020)

Chairman

Robert ChewMr Robert Chew
Partner, iGlobe Partners


Deputy Chairmen

Chuan SengMr Lee Chuan Seng 
Emeritus Chairman
Beca Asia

Tay Jih-HsinMr Tay Jih-Hsin
Managing Director
Swee Hin Power Systems Pte Ltd

Members in Individual Capacity:
(from Industry/Government)

Keith CarpenterDr Keith Carpenter
Executive Director
Institute of Chemical & Engineering Sciences

Chan Kok WayMr Chan Kok Way
Managing Partner
SD Architects & Associates Pte Ltd

Eddie ChauMr Eddie Chau
Co-Founder & Chairman
V-Key

Diana Ee-TanMrs Diana Ee-Tan
Vice-Chairman
SHATEC Institutes Pte Ltd

Go Heng HuatEr. Go Heng Huat
Director, OSH Specialist Department and Major Hazards Department
Occupational Safety & Health Division
Ministry of Manpower

Peter LeongEr. Peter Leong 
Managing Director of SP Training and Consultancy Company (SPTCC) and
Principal of Singapore Institute of Power and Gas (SIPG)

Allan LimDr Allan Lim
Group Manager
External Partnerships, Intellectual Asset and Regulatory
Nestlé R&D Center (Pte) Ltd

Reginald TanProf Reginald Tan
Professor
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
National University of Singapore

Yap Chee YuanMr Yap Chee Yuen
Executive Vice President
Corporate Services
Genting Singapore PLC

Yong Chern ChetDr Yong Chern Chet
Chief Executive Officer
Parkway Laboratory Services Ltd

John YongDr John Yong
Director, Industry Development Office &
Director, PE COI
Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology

Members :
Government Agencies and Consumer Association

Yap Him HooDr Yap Him Hoo
Director-General, Agri-Food & Veterinary Services/
Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Regulatory Programmes & Operations)
Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Clement TsengEr. Clement Tseng
Deputy Group Director
Special Functions Group
Strategic Planning Office
Building and Construction Authority

Kang Cheng GuanDr Kang Cheng Guan
Senior Director
Security & Emergency Planning Department
Power System Operation Division
Energy Market Authority

Lee Hui KengMs Lee Hui Keng 
Assistant Group Director
Pre-Market Cluster
Health Products Regulation Group
Health Sciences Authority

Aileen ChiaMs Aileen Chia 
Deputy Chief Executive
Policy, Regulation & Competition Development
Infocomm Media Development Authority

Dalson ChungMr Dalson Chung
Director
Industry Development & Promotion Office
National Environment Agency

Melissa KhooMs Melissa Khoo 
Group Director (Ageing Planning Office)
Ministry of Health

Loy York JiunMr Loy York Jiun 
Executive Director
Consumers Association of Singapore

Ex-Officio

Choy Sauw KookMs Choy Sauw Kook
Assistant Chief Executive Officer and Director-General
Quality & Excellence
Enterprise Singapore

Sim Choon SiongMr Sim Choon Siong
Executive Director, Quality & Excellence 
Executive Director, Consumer Protection Weights & Measures
Enterprise Singapore

Secretary

Cheong Tak LeongMr Cheong Tak Leong
Director
Standards 
Enterprise Singapore


 

Singapore Standards Council Structure

The Council comprises 10 Standards Committees and 2 Coordinating Committees to lead standards development and implementation in various sectors. Under these Standards Committees, there are various Technical Committees and Working Groups that oversee, draft and review standards.

Here is the scope of the Standards Committee and Coordinating Committees.

Standards Committees Scope

Biomedical & Health

Develops standards for the biomedical and healthcare industry, with a focus on quality systems and processes, medical devices, laboratory testing, biotechnology, therapeutics and complementary health products, to enable the development of Singapore into a world-class biomedical sciences hub.

Building & Construction

Develops standards with a focus on architectural works, building maintenance and management, building structures and sub-structures, civil and geotechnical works and construction management to improve the quality, safety and productivity of the building and construction industry.

Chemical

Develops standards for the chemical cluster and chemical-related supporting industries, with a focus on areas such as bunkering, nanotechnology, and chemical and processing areas, to enable Singapore to retain our position as a world-class chemical hub.

Electrical & Electronic

Develops standards to improve the safety and quality of electronics and electrical products and services, with a focus on power systems, buildings facilities and services that distribute and use electricity.

Participates in International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as a Singapore National Committee member to influence the international development of electrotechnical standards and related matters, such as conformity assessment to IEC standards.

Environment & Resource

Develops standards to address sustainable development and promote the growth of the cleantech sector with a focus on environmental management, waste management, water management and sustainable energy.

Food

Develops food-related standards in food services and production, to help position Singapore as a leading food and nutrition hub.

Information Technology

Develops info-communication standards in areas such as Internet-of-Things, financial services and IT security for the social and economic betterment of Singapore.

Manufacturing

Develops manufacturing and general engineering standards to support the growth of the additive manufacturing, aerospace, marine & offshore, robotics and autonomous vehicles (automotive).

Quality & Safety

Develops a wide spectrum of standards for products, processes and practices related to personal/workplace safety and health and overall systems, processes and capabilities in the areas of quality management, risk, business continuity and anti-bribery, as well as conformity assessment standards to support the testing, inspection and certification industry.

Services

Develops standards for the logistics, hotel and retail sectors to improve productivity, and support innovation, internationalisation and skills development in these service sectors.




Coordinating Committee Scope

Smart Nation

Drives standardisation in the areas of interoperability, security, safety and performance of products, processes and systems to support the smart nation initiative.

Sliver Industry

Drives standardisation work that supports liveability within homes and community, healthcare, eldercare, nutrition and technology for the elderly.


 

Standards Development Organisations (SDOs)

Enterprise Singapore appoints Standards Development Organisations (SDOs) to develop and promote adoption of Singapore & international standards. The three SDOs manage the following Standards Committees and their associated Technical Committees and Working Groups.

Standards Development Organisation (SDO) Standards Committee(s)
The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES)

Building & Construction

Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC)

Chemical

Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF)
  • Biomedical & Health
  • Food
  • Quality & Safety
  • Manufacturing

Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) manages the standardisation work of the Information Technology Standards Committee.

 

Standards Development Process

As the national standards body, Enterprise Singapore facilitates the development of national standards – Singapore Standards (SS) and Technical References (TR) – based on requests from industry and government.

SSs and TRs are developed in the form of specifications for materials, products, services and systems, codes of practice, requirements of interoperability, methods of test, management systems, guidelines and nomenclatures.

TRs are developed to address urgent industry demand and are issued for industry trials for a period of time. Comments received during this trial period are considered when a TR is reviewed. TRs can become SS after the trial period, continue as TRs for further industry trials or be withdrawn.


Go Heng Huat


Want to be involved in the standards development?

Be a part of the Singapore Standardisation Programme! We invite industry players/experts and government agencies to propose or get involved in the development of a new standard, review an existing standard or participate in international standardisation.

Proposals can be submitted to Enterprise Singapore here.

Comments on Draft Standards

We appreciate your feedback at this important stage of development of the Singapore Standards. This is your opportunity to influence the standards that will be developed for your industry. It includes new and revised Singapore Standards, as well as the review, amendment and withdrawal of existing ones.Share your inputs on the draft standards listed here.

 

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