Become a committee member

There are currently 1,350 BSI committees with approximately 10,000 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 training in standardisation issues, processes and bodies for all Committee Members and Chairs. 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 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 contact Customer Services,  who can put you in touch with the relevant person to discuss how this can be achieved.

BSI headquarters location


389 Chiswick High Road
W4 4AL
United Kingdom

Directions by train

BSI is directly on top of Gunnersbury station, which is served by the London Underground District Line and the London Overground.

Please note: All trains that pass through Gunnersbury either start or terminate at Richmond. The Overground extends from Richmond to Stratford via Willesden Junction and Stratford.

Users of First Great Western can change at Ealing Broadway, and then take the District Line to Chiswick Park and walk, or change at Turnham Green and take the Richmond train to Gunnersbury.

Please visit the London Underground website for further details about the tube.

Directions by car

Join the M25 and leave at junction 15, taking the M4 towards Central London. Exit at junction 2. At the roundabout, take the fourth exit signed A205 South Circular and turn immediately left into Clarence Road. Turn left into Wellesley Road.

The car park is the fourth turn on your left. If the entrance is closed, drive on and take the second left into Burlington Road, then left on to Chiswick High Road. The car park is 150 metres on your left.

Please note: Visitors to registered meetings can book a car park space through the security office on + 44 20 8996 7843.

Reservations must be made two or more working days in advance, and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Spaces for drivers with disabilities are located on the top and middle levels 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.