The Standards Development website
The Standards Development website is a web-based platform that contains information on all of the standards and proposed standards with which BSI are involved. The main benefit of this website is the flexibility and control that it gives to the user when searching the database for specific standards, as well as the wide range of filters that can be used for browsing standards.
By using this website, you can stay up to date with the progress of standards that affect your subject area and have some influence over the development of industry-shaping standards.
Using the website to search for standards
Standards can be found in a number of ways. By typing a key word, standard number, title or committee reference into the search bar at the top of the page and clicking on 'search', a list of standards matching the search criteria will appear.
The returned results are categorized into their status within the publishing process (i.e. in development or published) and the committees involved. Results within these categories can be arranged by reference, alphabetical order of title, or status, by clicking on the relevant link at the top of each list. Clicking on the status links at the right-hand side of the table brings up a web page of definitions of the status terms.
Standards listed are links. Clicking on one that has been published redirects you to the relevant product in the online BSI shop. Clicking on one that is in development brings up information regarding the responsible committee, development status and the subject categories that it falls into. These details are also links, which enables the user to discover the information surrounding the standard in greater detail.
The recently viewed bar on the right-hand side of the screen remembers the user's search history and provides links to retrieve the results.
Searching and browsing by category
The search bar on the left-hand side of the screen offers a list of subject categories in alphabetical order under the browse by category heading. Clicking on a category retrieves a list of sub-category links within the parent category (if there are any), as well as a list of standards which fall within its remit. There can be further sub-categories within these sub-categories and all are links which enable the user to browse in their chosen level of detail.
The returned list also provides the user with a list of committees working within the relevant category or sub-category. These are links and can be clicked on to further reveal information about the committee, its scope and the standards on which it is working. The list can be ordered by reference or alphabetical order of name by clicking on the link at the top.
Searching and browsing by committee
Lists of committees can be viewed by subject matter by clicking on the browse by committee section on the top left-hand bar. Selecting the 'all committees' option brings up an alphabetical subject listing of each category and its respective committees.
Lists of committees that are returned from clicking on links or searches can be ordered by reference or name via the links at the top of the list. As with standards and categories, committee names are links and clicking on them reveals information about that committee. This information includes the subject, sector, and a list of the categories and sub-categories that fall within its remit. The scope of the committee is listed along with a link to a list of sub-committees contained within the umbrella committee, standards that the committee has published or is working on and a list of organizations currently represented on the committee. Individuals representing these organizations are not named.
Involvement in standards
If you are interested in being involved in developing standards, see the get involved page.