Developing new standards

Developing new standards

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New standards get developed when people realise that there’s a need for one. A new type of product might need standardising, an industrial process might need regulating to protect workers or consumers, or a business might simply decide it wants to create its own private standard to standardise its own processes.

There are three principal routes to developing a standard, depending on which type needs developing: British Standard, PAS or bespoke standard.

Get involved in developing a British Standard

If you’re a manufacturer, a consumer, an academic or a regulator with an interest in a particular area, join one of our committees and help develop British Standards.  

Developing a PAS to meet immediate market need

If you’re looking to develop a standard that fulfils an immediate market need, then work with us and sponsor the development of a PAS.  

Developing a bespoke standard for your business

Improve your internal processes by working with us to develop your own standard.  

Other ways to help develop standards

There are many other ways that you can help develop standards or get involved with standards. You can suggest an idea for a new standard or view and comment on proposals for new standards. You can also view or comment on standards that have been drafted, become a consumer representative or an author, and much more.