From October 30th to November 1st, 2018, the National Fireworks and Firecrackers Standardization Technical Committee held the fourth session of the Fourth Plenary Meeting and Standards Review Conference in Hefei, Anhui Province. Nearly 100 members of the Standards Committee and observers attended the meeting. The meeting was very successful through the careful deployment of the Secretariat of the Standards Committee and the meticulous organization of the Anhui Fireworks and Firecrackers Association.
From this meeting, we can see some major changes in the Chinese fireworks and firecrackers industry.
Change 1: Fireworks and firecrackers are paying more and more attention to standards
Most of the meetings of the Standards Committee are of course to discuss, research and review the relevant standards of the industry. In the past, the standard review meeting was only a short walk. Not only was the time for reviewing the standards short, but the participants could not do the standard provisions. To in-depth research and discussion. In recent years, great progress has been made in this area. Especially in this Hefei meeting, the two-day standard discussion meeting was very serious. Very few people left the venue. The controversy at the meeting was also very enthusiastic. This shows that everyone has recognized the importance of standards, recognizing that the development of standards is a major event that is closely related to everyone in the industry, but also affects the life and death of fireworks and firecrackers.
Change 2: Everyone is beginning to understand how to use standards to coordinate with government policies.
At the plenary meeting on the morning of October 31, a leader of the competent department introduced the supervision ideas of the government authorities to the fireworks and firecrackers industry in the speech, especially the introduction of the "Fireworks and Firecrackers Safety Management Regulations" being revised. When some of the ideas were revised, everyone felt that the thinking of the senior regulatory authorities was very reasonable and humane. There was a warm applause for the meeting. But the leader said that to achieve these humanized management, it must be standardized through perfect standardization. Otherwise, no matter how good the policy is. An industry standard must be coordinated with social development and government public management needs. Only then can the industry survive and develop. From this meeting, we can see that everyone has reached consensus in this regard.
Change 3: the awareness of active self-discipline in the fireworks and firecrackers industry began to strengthen
In the past, we have been talking about self-discipline, but how to effectively self-discipline? Few people have really thought about this problem, and there are even some misunderstandings. For example, some companies believe that self-discipline is to rely on others to organize and carry out their own efforts; others still hope that "self-discipline" is to control others and bring benefits to themselves. When encounters will bring losses to their immediate interests, they will strongly oppose this self-discipline. These are some passive ways of thinking. Many details of the meeting reflected that the awareness of the initiative of self-discipline of fireworks and firecrackers began to strengthen. For example, the question about whether the standard of "Fireworks and Firecrackers Environmental Protection Evaluation Method" should be formulated is that most people opposed the formulation of this standard a year ago, and that this is the industry itself to find trouble for itself. At this meeting, the concept changed radically. When the delegates voted on this issue, more than 80% agreed to make this standard. Everyone realizes that only by taking the initiative to attack, the fate of the fireworks and firecrackers industry can not be dominated by others; only by actively regulating itself, the fireworks and firecrackers industry can preserve the future living space.
Change 4: Some companies have begun to take the initiative to contribute to the standard construction
In the past, everyone thought that standard setting was the matter of drafting units and drafters, so we often heard some business owners accuse the standard committee of saying "How is your standard...". In fact, the standards for setting up the industry are the things of all the people in the industry. The standard drafters are just the beginning. Every enterprise in the industry should be responsible for the standard setting. I hope everyone will say this in the future: "How should we standard this... ". At this meeting, there was a very good sign. The Fuling Lai's Fireworks Company spontaneously submitted a "Testimonials on the Parameters of Firecrackers and Suggestions on the Revision of National Standards" to the Standards Committee.
Lai's Fireworks Company is a professional manufacturer of firecrackers. As an observer unit of the Standards Committee, in order to cooperate with the revision of the national standard GB10631 “Safety and Quality of Fireworks and Firecrackers”, they are in Liuyang Export Fireworks Factory and Liuyang City, Wenyang City. With the support of enterprises such as Yixuan Firecracker Fireworks Factory and Liling City Quanshan Fireworks Second Factory, a large number of test experiments were carried out on firecracker firing rate, firecracker sound level value and firecracker knotting density, and a batch of raw data was accumulated. Through the analysis of these raw data, they proposed to the standard committee to modify the parameters of the national standard.
The significance of this case lies in two aspects. First, it reflects the active participation of fireworks and firecrackers in standards. Even if it is not its own task, it should take the initiative to participate. Only the participation of a large number of enterprises can guarantee the adaptability and feasibility of the standard. Second, it advocates a concept of speaking with data. It is a very serious matter to formulate standards. A small parameter may have a huge impact on the industry. Only a large amount of experimental data can accurately confirm various parameters. Instead of relying on experience and imagination to determine these parameters, this is the correct posture for setting standards.