Join the British Standards Society

The British Standards Society (BSS) is the UK standard users' organization.

The aim of BSS is to promote the needs and interests of British Standards users, share and develop good practice in the use of British Standards, and contribute to British Standards development and implementations. This is achieved by:

  • Providing the national platform to exchange experience of, share information on and propose development of British Standards
  • Being the critical friend to BSI in its role of serving the standards community
  • Supporting and promote awareness of the value of standards
  • Providing the voice and, where appropriate, committee representation of British Standards users in British, European and international standardization

Joining BSS is free of charge and will help you to keep up-to-date with standards development and implementation. You'll also benefit from guidance, support and the practical experience of others in the application of standards. BSS feeds back users' views to BSI and operates via an online forum.

Benefits include a network of contacts across a wide range of industrial, commercial, educational and public sector interests, and the opportunity of gaining practical advice and guidance on standards application.

IFAN Membership

BSS is the UK member of the International Federation of Standard Users (IFAN), an association of national user groups, multinational companies and other industrial and professional bodies concerned with the use of standards. 

Building Standards Group

The Building Standards Group (BSG) is the Special Interest Group of BSS for those interested in construction standardization. 

Monthly meetings are held in central London, where a wide range of matters related to standardization in the construction industry are debated. All BSS members can attend these meetings.

BSS also has two new special interest groups: the Conformity Group and the Management Systems and Governance Group.

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