Become a standards maker

Join our community of over 11,900 standards-makers and help:

  • Safeguard the public
  • Improve performance
  • Reduce business risk
  • Increase sustainability
  • Encourage innovation

 All standards-makers give their time and expertise on a voluntary basis and although the commitment required varies between and within committees most committees only meet a few times each year.

Developing standards is a collaborative, consensus based process and provides opportunity for personal and professional development such as:

  • Expanding technical expertise
  • Developing influencing, negotiating and leadership skills
  • Growing your professional network
  • And much more!

For some some standards-makers there may also be the opportunity to represent the national view at European and international meetings abroad.

BSI provides comprehensive tools, support, guidance and training for all standards-makers and recognizes their contribution in a number ways. You can learn more about resources, support and recognition for committee members here.

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.

It is a requirement of BSI's bye-laws that all national standards-making committees are representative of the interests of users, manufacturers, government departments and other bodies concerned with their work. BSI works with stakeholder organizations to seek nominated representatives to become standards-makers and in certain instances a nomination / endorsement from such an organization may be required. BSI calls these organizations nominating bodies and they include: trade associations, professional institutions/societies, charities, public interest organizations, consumer bodies, academic/research institutions, government departments, unions, etc. Should such endorsement be necessary you will be advised at the appropriate point in the process.

If you are interested in becoming a standards-maker please contact us by e-mail on

For more information on how standards are made please visit our dedicated web page  or download our pocket guide.