Secretariat: DINCommittee Manager:
Chairperson (until end 2025):Mr Charles Pascall
ISO Technical Programme Manager [TPM]:ISO Editorial Manager [EM]:
- Creation date: 1947
Standardization of devices and furniture for laboratory purposes, with respect to principles and to materials of construction, performance, dimensions and testing, as well as the terms and definitions used in connection therewith.
The standardization of laboratory devices includes laboratory supplies, apparatus, electrical and non-electrical instruments.
The standardization of laboratory furniture includes benches, specialist seating, laboratory storage units, media supply, taps, fittings and fume cupboards.
Apparatus and devices constructed for personal safety aspects as well as electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility are excluded from the scope of ISO/TC 48.
Standardization of general furniture included in the scope of ISO/TC 136 is excluded. Standardization of integration of equipment in laboratories is excluded from the scope of ISO/TC 48.