Laboratory Norms and Standards: Normalisation is a must?
The world would look very strange without norms and standards. In fact, the world would be more dangerous without norms and standards by connecting devices that don’t meet standards. Within labs, this would be all the more dangerous; for example, misinterpreting randomly used (colour) coding could even lead to a fatal accident. This is just the tip of the iceberg as to why standardization is critical. Just imagine what the world would look like! I have gained both theoretical and hands-on knowledge from labs by going a long way. After graduating from Leiden University, I started working at an engineering firm. From that moment on I have been involved in designing, supplying and installing complete laboratories – worldwide. The last step is to train the lab technicians. Many projects now and years later I am co-founder of Labs31. Labs31’s mission is to help customers create a new lab or improve the existing lab. To avoid many misunderstandings (and therefore delays and costs), things are visualized in 3D at an early stage.