Winner of the Standardisation Award 2023!!

Published 2023-10-18


The award was received by Malin Påhlsson (Senior Design & Compliance Engineer) and Bengt Nilsson (Senior Advisor).

We are very proud that our work on developing an international standard for safety glass in construction machinery has caught the attention of SiS Standards – and has secured us first prize!


World Standards Day takes place on 14 October each year to pay tribute to the worldwide efforts to consolidate international standards. In connection with this, the Swedish Institute for Standards (SiS) has initiated the Standardisation Award in order to highlight how important standards are for healthy development and a sustainable society.

In tough competition with the Swedish Consumers' Association and Noaq Flood Protection AB, we came out victorious!

“Winning this award is a huge honour and a source of inspiration for our continued work on standards. Choosing safe solutions based on a risk analysis is among the most important things an employer can do,” says Bengt Nilsson, Senior Advisor at Hammerglass AB.

The Standardisation Award jury consists of Jan Larsson, CEO of Business Sweden, Mattias Lindahl, Professor at Linköping University, Susanne Nellemann Ek, CEO of BIM Alliance, Pia Sandvik, CEO of Teknikföretagen and Annika Andreasen, CEO of the Swedish Institute for Standards. In their assessment, they value new creative ways to strengthen Swedish competitiveness and contribute to benefiting the society through standardisation.

The motives for Hammerglass’s winning:

"At a time marked by an increase in workplace accidents, Hammerglass's product can serve as a safeguard for occupational groups facing the highest risk of injury in their work settings. Their dedication to standardisation is evident in their pursuit of an international standard for safety glass in construction machinery. Once the proposal is published, manufacturers can CE mark their machines with certified glazing, thereby offering safer holistic solutions that save lives. At the same time, the door opens to a huge and growing market."

–In our advocacy activities, we have written documentation for a new standard to be reviewed and analysed by a working group: ISO TC127 / SC2 / WG34. The upcoming ISO standard is set to be published in the autumn of 2025, offering a valuable resource for an industry sector that is dedicated to maintaining safe working conditions for its employees. This sector, however, lacks the tools to address a glaring need – the protection of the windows that machine operators are stationed behind. This will be a significant milestone with widespread benefits.

The prize sum of SEK 25,000 is donated to the Alzheimer's Fund.

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