The British Standards Institution (BSI) was established in 1901 as the Engineering Standards Committee. A Royal Charter was granted in 1929, with the organization's aims and objectives including:
British Standards (BS) are the standards produced by the BSI Group which is incorporated under a royal charter (and which is formally designated as the national standards body (NSB) for the UK). The BSI Group produces British Standards under the authority of the charter, which lays down as one of the BSI's objectives to. British standards are helping businesses thrive. Some of them define access for disabled people outside and inside public buildings. What is a British Standard? Standards define best practice in many different areas.
At British Standards we provide standards across a wide variety of industry sectors. The codes of practice and specifications cover management and technical subjects ranging from business continuity management to quality requirements.
The British Standards Institution was adopted as the organization name in 1931. BSI has a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK Government, which establishes the position of BSI as the recognized UK National Standards Body.
BSI’s ESSAC (Electrotechnical Standardization Strategic Advisory Council) is the national committee of the IEC for the UK.
BSI is a non-profit distributing organization and offers global services in the linked fields of standardization, systems assessment, product certification, training and advisory services.
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