How to get involved with standards

BSI welcomes all stakeholders with significant interest in particular standards

All participation is on a voluntary basis, and there are a number of different ways that you can be involved in helping to develop standards:

Although some understanding of what standards are and how they work can be beneficial for making and/or commenting on proposals and some relevant expertise can be beneficial for commenting on draft standards, these opportunities are open to the public.

If you want to shape and influence the content of standards, become a standards-maker! To become a standards-maker, you must demonstrate relevant knowledge and experience and/or represent a relevant group of stakeholders. We welcome enquiries from all interested parties and are here to help you find the best way to get involved.

By joining our consumer network you are taking the first step towards representing the voice of consumers in standards development.

If you would like to meet some standards-makers and learn a bit about standard and how they are made and their impact on business and society, please feel free to join us at one of our BSI Standards Forums.


Developing a bespoke standard for your business

Improve your internal processes by working with us to develop your own standard. 


Developing a PAS to meet immediate market need

If you’re looking to develop a standard that fulfils an immediate market need, then work with us and sponsor the development of a PAS. 


Stakeholder forums

We run a number of stakeholder forums throughout the year, which aim to gather the thoughts and opinions on the need to develop new standards. These forums are open to anyone with an interest or knowledge in the subject matter and are free to attend.


Other ways to get involved with standards