Guides give rules, orientation, advice or recommendations relating to international standardization and conformity assessment.
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The following guides have been designated by the Standardization Management Board as being normative:
- IEC Guide 104 Ed. 4.0 (2010-08) The preparation of safety publications and the use of basic safety publications and group safety publications
- IEC Guide 107 Ed. 3.0 (2009-02) Electromagnetic compatibility - Guide to the drafting of electromagnetic compatibility publications
- IEC Guide 108 Ed. 2.0 (2006-08) Guidelines for ensuring the coherency of IEC publications - Application of horizontal standards
Draft Guides adopted by the responsible Committee or Group are circulated to the member bodies for voting.
Publication as a Guide requires approval by at least 75 % of the member bodies casting a vote.