Course curriculum

  • 1

    Reading Technical Standards

  • 2

    Content organization and verbal forms

    • Content organization and verbal forms

    • Quiz

  • 3

    Document Structure

    • Document title

    • Foreword

    • Introduction

    • Scope

    • Normative References

    • Terms and definitions

    • Mini-tutorial - How to search for a term or definition in the IEC electropedia online dictionary

    • Mini-tutorial - How to search for a term or definition in the ISO Online Browsing Platform

    • The Body

    • Annexes and bibliography

    • Corrections and amendments

    • Chapter quiz

  • 4

    ISO Document types

    • Deliverables: International Standards, Technical Reports and Publicly Available Specifications

    • ISO Stage Codes

    • International Classification for Standards (ICS) system

    • How to search for a standard

    • Chapter quiz

  • 5

    Final Test

    • Final Test


Doug Nix

Machinery Safety Specialist

Doug is the main instructor for machinery safety and regulatory compliance topics. Specializing in industrial machinery, Doug has more than 35 years of experience in risk assessment, control systems design, functional safety and standards development. Sharing what he has learned over his career has become a passion while providing training to technicians, technologists and engineers. Besides providing consulting services to clients, Doug also writes for the Machinery Safety 101 blog, Doug co-owns Compliance inSight Consulting, and the Machinery Safety 101 blog with his partner and best friend, Kimberly Nix.

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