Where can I find British Standards?

Availability. Copies of British Standards are sold at the BSI Online Shop or can be accessed via subscription to British Standards Online (BSOL). They can also be ordered via the publishing units of many other national standards bodies (ANSI, DIN, etc.) and from several specialized suppliers of technical specifications …

Where can I view British Standards for free?

British Standards Online is now available, free of charge, in all Glasgow Libraries and also remotely from work or home via our online catalogue (Glasgow Library card and PIN required).

What is the British standard sign?

The Kitemark was originally conceived in 1903 as a symbol to identify products manufactured to meet British Standards’ specifications. “Kitemark” came from the kite shape of the graphic device which was drawn up – an uppercase B (for British) on its back, over an S (for standard), enclosed by a V (for verification).

How do students access the British Standards?

How can I access British Standards Online? You can find British Standards Online via our A-Z databases webpage on the Library Home Page. Off campus you will be prompted to log in with your MWS username and password. This is the username and password you use to log into the University computers.

Do British standards still exist?

The role of National Standards Body in 2021 and beyond International and European standards are adopted for the whole of the UK as British Standards, alongside a diminishing proportion of national-only standards that meet purely local needs.

Are British standards mandatory?

British Standards are not legislation. They might be regarded as examples of good practice and you can use this as evidence in court to say that by following a British Standard you are doing everything reasonable but following this is definitely not compulsory.

Why are British standards so expensive?

Posted By Sally The cost of british standards reflects the amount of work that goes into deciding on what the standards are. Most of them require extensive testing, long term research etc. It’s not just a case of someone writing a document and printing it.

Do you have to pay for British standards?

There are two ways to buy and access ISO, European and British standards, and it’s important to pick the right one for your organization. You can either buy a standard outright, or you can subscribe to a bespoke collection of standards through our Standards subscription services.

Is CE marking mandatory in the UK?

CE marking is mandatory, but only for those products which are covered by the scope of one or more of the New Approach Directives. Not all products sold in the EU need to bear CE marking. CE marking applies to products, ranging from electrical equipment to toys and from civil explosives to medical devices.

Is the British kite mark still used?

BSI Kitemark™ for products It is one of the most recognised symbols of quality and safety and offers true value to consumers, businesses and procurement practices. The BSI Kitemark is a trade mark owned by BSI and was originally only used in the UK, but it is now recognized throughout the world as a mark of quality.

Why are British standards used?

“Did you know? There are more than 30,000 British standards!” Manufacturing standards are used to ensure that products are of a consistently high quality, comply with regulations and also help to prevent product failures and recalls. The BSI Kitemark™ is the quality mark owned and operated by BSI.

Are British Standards Law?

British Standards are not law; they are just guidelines, which is why they are not published for free.

Can you download all of the British Standards?

Most BSI British Standards are now available as a British Standards Download. However, not all BS Standards are available to download. If a BS Standard is available to be purchased as a British Standards Download you will see this symbol .

What do you mean by a British Standard?

A British standard is a minimum standard that a product must be manufactured in accordance with before it is recognised by the relevant authorities as a quality product.

Who are the recognised standards bodies in the UK?

European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC) The content of the standard is the responsibility of the recognised standardisation bodies, with BSI as the UK’s National Standards Body representing the interests of UK stakeholders.

Is the British standard stamp a sign of quality?

The British Standard stamp is widely regarded as a sign of quality and is signified with the kitemark. The Kitemark can be used to indicate certification by the British Standard Institution, but only where a Kitemark scheme has been set up around a particular standard. It is mainly applicable to safety and quality management standards.