There are currently 1,200 BSI committees with approximately 10,800 members. All committee members give their time and expertise on a voluntary basis often with the support of their employer or trade association. The commitment required varies between and within committees, depending on the current work programme and the level of participation. Most committees only meet a few times each year but some members also represent the national view at European and international meetings abroad.
BSI provides a comprehensive training programme for all committee members and chairmen covering standardization, processes and personal development. There are teams of BSI staff supporting the work of all committees and dedicated meeting facilities at BSI’s headquarters in Chiswick, London. BSI also provides extensive online systems to support committee working.
It's a requirement of BSI's bye-laws that all national committees are representative of the interests of users, manufacturers, government departments and other bodies concerned with their work.
If you're interested in participating in the work of a national or an international committee, please download our two guides below and contact the BSI Knowledge Centre who will put you in touch with the relevant person to discuss how you can get involved.