Standards are specifications for a recommended procedure, quality of output, terminology and other details in a farticular field. They tell you what you need to do to make something or carry out some task to a particular level of quality.
Standards are created by national and international standards bodies such as the National Standards Authority of Ireland (IS - Irish Standards), the British Standards Institution (BS - British Standards), the European Committee for Standardisation (EN - European Standards) and the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO - International Standards).
To find standards at the Yeats Library start with the SAI-Global standards databases.
The Library also has a small collection of British Standards at BSOL British Standards Online.
You may find standards relating to health and safety or construction in IHS