Become a committee member

There are currently 1,200 BSI committees with approximately 10,900 members. All committee members give their time and expertise on a voluntary basis often with the support of their employer and/or trade association or professional body. 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. Please read our Committee Member Policy for more details.

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 online systems to support committee working. Last but not least, BSI recognizes the contribution of committee members in a number of ways and more details about committee member recognition can be found here.

It is 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 are 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.

For information on how standards are made, please see our section on How are standards made?

Committee meetings at BSI headquarters

If you have a committee meeting at BSI headquarters in Chiswick, the address you will need is:

389 Chiswick High Road
W4 4AL
United Kingdom

For travel directions, please see UK office locations.

If you require a car park space, this must be reserved two or more days in advance. Spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis and only committee members to registered meetings can book a space.

Spaces for drivers with disabilities are located on the top and middle level of the west section of the car park. Parking facilities for cyclists and motor cyclists are also provided on the middle level of the west car park.

To book your space, please email with the information given on your agenda. You can no longer contact the security office to book your space so please do not contact them.