How to get involved with standards
BSI actively seeks to bring together all those with significant interest in particular projects.
Representations are sought from many spheres including: consumer organisations; professional institutions; certification, testing and inspection bodies; educational establishments; research organisations; UK notified bodies; enforcement bodies and government departments.
BSI also works with trade associations or equivalent organisations as a means of representing most standards users in business. This enables a wide measure of consultation and support in standards work.
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:
- suggest an idea for a new standard
- view and comment on proposals for new standards
- view and comment on draft standards (Drafts for Public Comment - DPCs)
- become a Committee Member
- become a consumer representative
- join BSI and become a BSI Member
- join the British Standards Society
- becoming a BSI author
- about the BSI-CPI Disabled Experts Reference Group
To see a list of committees, together with their Terms of Reference, visit the eCommittee homepage and click on one of the industry groups of interest followed by a specific committee. You do not have to log in to do this. Visit eCommittees now.
BSI's Draft Review System
BSI's Draft Review System allows you to comment on draft national and selected international standards, and PASs via an easy-to-use website. You can read the full draft and leave comments and suggestions about its content which may be used to help shape the final standard.