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.