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British Standards Institution (BSI)

The British Standards Institution (BSI) is the UK National Body providing the organisation, facilities and structure for the preparation of UK National Standards.

British Standards Online is the most authoritative current site for all BSI publications.

The documents published by BSI currently covered in this Level 3 Guidance can be found on the British Standards Website:

Health & Safety staff can readily gain information regarding British Standards, by accessing the HSE Intranet site, going into HSE Information Services, clicking on the British Standards Online link, and reading the HSE Guidance that it contains.

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British Standards

In addition to standards the site also includes:

PLEASE NOTE the following definitions as applied to British Standards:

BS SERIES   TITLE

BS 6949:1991

Confirmed, Current

Specification for bitumen-based coatings for cold application excluding use in contact with potable water

BS 470 - 1984

Confirmed, Current

Specification for inspection, access and entry openings for pressure vessels

BS 476-3 - 2004

Confirmed, Current

Fire tests on building material and structures. Classification and method of test for external fire exposure to roofs

BS 476-4 - 1970

Current

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Non-combustibility test for materials

BS 476-6 – 1989 + A1:2009

Confirmed, Current

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products

BS 476-7 - 1997

Confirmed, Current

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame of products

BS 476-10 - 2009

Confirmed, Current

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Guide to the principles, selection, role and application of fire testing and their outputs

BS 476-11 - 1982

Confirmed, Current

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for assessing the heat emission from building materials

BS 476-12 - 1991

Confirmed, Current

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for ignitability of products by direct flame impingement

BS 476-13 – 1987, ISO 5657:1986

Current

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of measuring the ignitability of products subjected to thermal irradiance

BS 476-15 – 1993

Superseded, Replaced by BS ISO 5660-1:2015

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for measuring the rate of heat release of products

BS 476-20 - 1987

Current

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles)

BS 476-21 - 1987

Current

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction

BS 476-22 - 1987

Confirmed, Current

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction

BS 476-23 - 1987

Confirmed, Current

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for the determination of the contribution of components to the fire resistance of a structure

BS 476-24 – 1987, ISO 6944:1985

Current, Work in hand

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for the determination of the fire resistance of ventilation ducts

BS 476-31.1 - 1983

Confirmed, Current

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for measuring smoke penetration through doorsets and shutter assemblies

BS 476-32 - 1989

Confirmed, Current

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Guide to full scale fire tests within buildings

BS 476-33 – 1993, ISO 9705:1993

Current

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Full-scale room test for surface products

BS 2594 - 1975 

Superseded, Replaced by BS EN 12285-2:2005, BS EN 12285-1:2003

Specification for carbon steel welded horizontal cylindrical storage tanks

BS 2654 - 1989 

Superseded, Replaced by BS EN 14015:2004

Specification for manufacture of vertical steel welded non-refrigerated storage tanks with butt-welded shells for the petroleum industry

BS 2633 - 1987 

Confirmed, Current

Specification for class 1 arc welding of ferritic steel pipework for carrying fluids

BS 2971 - 1991

Confirmed, Current

Specification for class 2 arc welding of carbon steel pipework for carrying fluids

BS 3293 - 1960

Confirmed Current

Specification for carbon steel flanges (over 24 inches nominal size) for the petroleum industry

BS 3416 - 1991

Confirmed, Current

Specification for bitumen-based coatings for cold application, suitable for use in contact with portable water

BS 3492 - 1987

Confirmed, Current

Specification for road and rail tanker hoses and hose assemblies for petroleum products, including aviation fuels

BS 3693: 1992

Confirmed, Current

Recommendations for designs of scales and indexes on analogue indicating instruments

BS 4250 - 2014

Current

Specification for commercial butane and commercial propane

BS 4871-3 - 1985 

Withdrawn

Specification for approval testing of welders working to approved welding procedures. Arc welding of tube to tube plate joints in metallic materials

BS 4872-1 - 1982 

Confirmed, Current

Specification for approval testing of welders when welding procedure approval is not required. Fusion welding of steel

BS 4872-2 - 1976 

Confirmed, Current

Specification for approval testing of welders when welding procedure approval is not required. TIG or MIG welding of aluminium and its alloys

BS 4994 - 1987 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 13923:2005, BS EN 13121-3:2008+A1:2010, BS EN 13121-3:2016)

Specification for design and construction of vessels and tanks in reinforced plastics

BS 5306-0 - 2011

Confirmed. Current

Fire protection installations and equipment on premises. Guide for selection of installed systems and other fire equipment

BS 5306-1 - 2006 

Confirmed, Current

Code of practice for fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Hose reels and foam inlets

BS 5306-2 - 1990 

Superseded, Replaced by BS EN 12845:2003

Fire Extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Specification for sprinkler systems

BS 5306-3 - 2017 

Current

Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Commissioning and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice

BS 5306-4 - 2001 + A1:2012

Confirmed, Current

Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Specification for carbon dioxide systems

BS 5306-5.1 - 1992 

Confirmed, Current

Code of practice for fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Halon Systems. Specification for Halon 1301 total flooding systems

BS 5306-5.2 - 1984 

Confirmed, Current

Code of practice for fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Halon Systems. Halon 1211 total flooding systems

BS 5306-6.1 - 1988 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 13565-2:2009)

Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Foam systems. Specification for low expansion foam systems

BS 5306-6.2 - 1989 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 13565-2:2009)

Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Foam systems. Specification for medium and high expansion foam systems.

BS 5306-7 - 1988 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 12416-2:2001)

Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Specification for powder systems

BS 5306-8 - 2012 

Confirmed, Current

Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Selection and positioning of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice

BS 5306-8 - 2012 Expert Commentary

Current

Expert Commentary on BS 5306-8:2012. Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Selection and positioning of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice

BS 5351: 1986

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN ISO 17292:2004)

Specification for steel ball valves for the petroleum, petrochemical and allied industries

BS 5415-1 - 1985

Current

Safety of electrical motor-operated industrial and commercial cleaning appliances. Specification for general requirements

BS 5493 - 1977

Confirmed, Current, Partially replaced)

Code of practice for protective coating of iron and steel structures against corrosion

BS 5501-8 – 1988, EN 50028:1987

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 60079-18:2015)

Electrical apparatus for potentially explosive atmospheres. Encapsulation 'm'

BS 5908 - 1990 

Superseded, Withdrawn replaced by 5908-1:2012)

Code of practice for fire precautions in the chemical and allied industries

BS 5958-1 - 1991 

Current, Superseded (replaced by PD CLC/TR 50404:2003)

Code of practice for control of undesirable static electricity. General considerations

BS 5958-2 - 1991 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by PD CLC/TR 50404:2003, replaced by PD CLC/TR 60079-32-1:2015)

Code of practice for control of undesirable static electricity. Recommendations for particular industrial situations

BS 6349-1: - 2000

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS 6349-1-1:2013, BS 6349-1-3:2012, BS 6349-1-4:2013)

Maritime structures. Code of practice for general criteria

BS 6349 -2: - 2010

Confirmed, Current

Maritime works. Code of practice for the design of quay walls, jetties and dolphins

BS 6349 -3: - 2013

Current

Maritime works. Code of practice for the design of shipyards and sea locks

BS 6349 -4: - 2014

Current

Maritime works. Code of practice for design of fendering and mooring systems

BS 6349 -5: - 2016

Current

Maritime works. Code of practice for dredging and land reclamation

BS 6349 -6: - 1989

Withdrawn

Maritime structures. Design of inshore moorings and floating structures

BS 6349 -7: - 1991

Confirmed, Current

Maritime structures. Guide to the design and construction of breakwaters

BS 6399-1 - 1996 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 1991-1-1:2012, BS EN 1991-1-7:2006 + A1:2014)

Loading for buildings. Code of practice for dead and imposed loads

BS 6399-2 - 1997 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 1991-1-4:2005 + A1:2010)

Loading for buildings. Code of practice for wind loads

BS 6399-3 - 1988 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 1991-1-3:2003 + A1:2015)

Loading for buildings. Code of practice for imposed roof loads

BS 6464 - 1984

Withdrawn

Specification for reinforced plastics pipes, fittings and joints for process plants

BS 6467-1 - 1985

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 61241-0:2006, BS EN 61241-14:2004, BS EN 61241-17:2005, BS EN 50281-1-2:1999,  BS EN 50281-1-1:1999, BS EN 61241-1:2004)

Electrical apparatus with protection by enclosure for use in the presence of combustible dusts. Specification for apparatus

BS 6467-2 - 1988

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 50281-3:2002, BS EN 61241-0:2006, BS EN 61241-14:2004, BS EN 61241-17: 2005, BS EN 50281-1-2:1999, BS EN 50281-1-1:1999, BS EN 61241-1:2004)

Electrical apparatus with protection by enclosure for use in the presence of combustible dusts. Guide to selection, installation and maintenance

BS 6739: 2009

Confirmed, Current

Code of practice for instrumentation in process control systems: installation design and practice

BS 6651 - 1999 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 62305-1:2006, BS EN 62305-4:2006, BS EN 62305-2:2006, BS EN 62305-3:2006)

Code of Practice for protection of structures against lightning

BS 6656 - 2002 

Current, Superseded (replaced by PD CLC/TR 50427:2004)

Assessment of inadvertent ignition of flammable atmospheres by radio frequency radiation. Guide

BS 6990 - 1989

Confirmed, Current

Code of practice for welding on steel pipes containing process fluids or their residuals

BS 7430 – 2011, + A1:2015

Current

Code of practice for protective earthing of electrical installations.

BS 7445 - 1: 2003

Confirmed, Current

Description and measurement of environmental noise. Guide to quantities and procedures

BS 7445 - 2: 1991, ISO 1996-2:1987

Current, Work in hand

Description and measurement of environmental noise. Guide to the acquisition of data pertinent to land use

BS 7445 - 3: 1991, ISO 1996-3:1987

Current, Work in hand

Description and measurement of environmental noise. Guide to application to noise limits

BS 7535 - 1992 

Withdrawn

Guide to the use of electrical apparatus complying with BS5501 or BS 6942 in the presence of combustible dusts

BS 7671 – 2008, + A3:2015 

Current

Requirements for Electrical Installations. IET Wiring Regulations.

BS 7777-1- 1993 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 14620-1:2006)

Flat-bottomed, vertical, cylindrical storage tanks for low temperature service. Guide to the general provisions applying for design, construction, installation and operation

BS 7777-2 - 1993 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 14620 – 2:2006)

Flat-bottomed, vertical, cylindrical storage tanks for low temperature service. Specification for the design and construction of single, double and full containment metal tanks for the storage of liquefied gas at temperatures down to -1650C

BS 7777-3 - 1993 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 14620-3:2006, BS EN 14620-4:2006)

Flat-bottomed, vertical, cylindrical storage tanks for low temperature service. Recommendations for the design and construction of prestressed and reinforced concrete tanks and tank foundations, and for the design and installation of tank insulation, tank linings and coatings

BS 7777-4 - 1993 

Withdrawn

Flat-bottomed, vertical, cylindrical storage tanks for low temperature service. Specification for the design and construction of single containment tanks for the storage of liquid oxygen, liquid nitrogen and liquid argon

BS EN SERIES   TITLE

BS EN ISO 15614-3:2008

Current

Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials. Welding procedure test. Fusion welding of non-alloyed and low-alloyed cast irons.

BS EN 287- 1: 2011

Withdrawn

Qualification test of welders. Fusion welding. Steels

BS EN 288-1 - 1992 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN ISO 15607:2003)

Specification and approval of welding procedures for metallic materials. General rules for fusion welding

BS EN 288-6 - 1995

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN ISO 15611:2003)

Specification and approval of welding procedures for metallic materials. Approval related to previous experience

BS EN 288-8 - 1995

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN ISO 15613:2004)

Specification and approval of welding procedures for metallic materials. Approval by a pre-production welding test

BS EN 288-9 - 1999

Withdrawn

Specification and approval of welding procedures for metallic materials. Welding procedure test for pipeline welding on land and offshore site butt welding of transmission pipelines

BS EN 894 - 1: 1997 + A1:2008

Current

Safety of machinery. Ergonomics requirements for the design of displays and control actuators. General principles for human interactions with displays and control actuators

BS EN 894 - 2: 1997, +A1:2008

Current

Safety of machinery. Ergonomics requirements for the design of displays and control actuators. Displays

BS EN 954-1 - 1997 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN ISO 13849-1:2015)

Safety of machinery. Safety related parts of control systems. General principles for design

BS EN 1050 - 1997 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 14121-1:2007)

Safety of machinery. Principles for risk assessment

BS EN 1092-1: 2007, + A1:2013

Current, Work in hand

Flanges and their joints. Circular flanges for pipes, valves, fittings and accessories, PN designated. Steel flanges

BS EN 1127-1 - 2011

Current, Work in hand

Explosives atmospheres. Explosion prevention and protection. Basic concepts and methodology

BS EN 1127-2 - 2014 

Current

Explosive atmospheres. Explosion prevention and protection. Basic concepts and methodology for mining

BS EN 1539: 2015

Current

Dryers and ovens in which flammable substances are released. Safety requirements.

BS EN 1755: 2015

(Current)

Industrial Trucks. Safety requirements and verification. Supplementary requirements for operation in potentially explosive atmospheres.

BS EN 13463 - 1: 2009

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN ISO 80079-36:2016)

Non-electrical equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres. Basic method and requirements

BS EN 13463 - 5: 2011

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN ISO 80079-37:2016)

Non-electrical equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres. Protection by constructional safety 'c'

BS EN 13463 - 8: 2003

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN ISO 80079-37:2016)

Non-electrical equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres. Protection by liquid immersion 'k'

BS EN 13480-1 - 2017

Current, Work in hand (formerly BS 806 - 1993)

Metallic industrial piping. General

BS EN 13480-2 - 2017 

Current, Under review (formerly BS 806 - 1993)

Metallic industrial piping. Materials

BS EN 13480-3 - 2017 

Current, Under review (formerly BS 806 - 1993)

Metallic industrial piping. Design and calculation

BS EN 13480-4 - 2017 

Current (formerly BS 806 - 1993)

Metallic industrial piping. Fabrication and installation

BS EN 13480-5 - 2017 

Current, Under review (formerly BS 806 - 1993)

Metallic industrial piping. Inspection and testing

BS EN 50014 - 1998 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN ISO 60079-0:2012 + A11:2013)

Electrical apparatus for potentially explosive atmospheres. General requirements

BS EN 50015 - 1998 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 60079-6:2015)

Electrical apparatus for potentially explosive atmospheres. Oil immersion "o"

BS EN 50016 - 2002 

Superseded, Withdrawn (Replaced by BS EN 60079-2:2014)

Electrical apparatus for potentially explosive atmospheres. Pressurised apparatus "p"

BS EN 50017 - 1998 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 60079-5:2015)

Electrical apparatus for potentially explosive atmospheres. Powder filling "q"

BS EN 50018 - 2000 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 60079-1:2014)

Electrical apparatus for potentially explosive atmospheres. Flameproof enclosure 'd'

BS EN 50019 - 2000 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 60079-7:2015)

Electrical apparatus for potentially explosive atmospheres. Increased safety 'e'

BS EN 50020 - 2002 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 60079-11:2012)

Electrical apparatus for potentially explosive atmospheres. Intrinsic safety 'i'

BS EN 50021 - 1999 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 60079-7:2015)

Electrical apparatus for potentially explosive atmospheres. Type of protection 'n'

BS EN 50281-1-2 - 1999 

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 61241-14:2014, BS EN 61241-17:2014)

Electrical apparatus for use in the presence of combustible dust. Electrical apparatus protected by enclosures. Selection, installation and maintenance

BS EN 50281-2-1: 1999

Current

Electrical apparatus for use in the presence of combustible dust. Test methods. Methods of determining minimum ignition temperatures

BS EN 50281 - 3: 2002

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 60079-10-2:2015)

Electrical apparatus for use in the presence of combustible dust. Classification of area where combustible dusts are or may be present

BS EN 60073: 2002

Current

Basic and safety principles for man machine interface, marking and identification. Coding principles for indicators and actuators

BS EN 60079-1 - 2014

Current

Explosive atmospheres. Equipment protection by flameproof enclosures "d"

BS EN 60079-2 - 2014

Current

Explosive atmospheres. Equipment protection by pressurized enclosure "p"

BS EN 60079-10 - 2003 

Revised, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 60079-10-1:2015)

Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres. Classification of hazardous areas

BS EN 60079 - 14 - 2008 

Current

Explosive atmospheres. Electrical installations design, selection and erection

BS EN 60079 – 15: 2010 

Current

Explosive atmospheres. Equipment protection by type of protection "n"

BS EN 60079-17 - 2014 

Current

Explosive atmospheres. Electrical installations inspection and maintenance

BS EN 60079-18 - 2015

Current, Under review

Explosive atmospheres. Equipment protection by encapsulation "m"

BS EN 60529 - 1992 + A2:2013

Current

Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP code)

BS EN 61000-4-1: 2016

Current

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Testing and measurement techniques. Overview of IEC 61000-4 series

BS EN 61131-2: 2007

Current, Work in hand

Programmable controllers. Equipment requirements and tests

BS EN 61131-3 -2013 

Current

Programmable controllers. Programming languages

BS EN 61131-5 -2001 

Current

Programmable controllers. Communications

BS EN 61131-7 -2001, IEC 61131-7:2000

Current

Programmable controllers. Fuzzy control programming

BS EN 61241 - 14: 2004

Superseded, Withdrawn (replaced by BS EN 60079-14:2014)

Electrical apparatus for use in the presence of combustible dust.  Selection and Installation

BS EN 61508-1 - 2010 

Current

Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems. General requirements

BS EN 61508-2 - 2010 

Current

Functional safety of electrical/electronic/ programmable electronic safety-related systems. Requirements for electrical/electronic/ programmable electronic safety-related systems

BS EN 61508-3 - 2010

Current

Functional safety of electrical/electronic/ programmable electronic safety-related systems. Software requirements

BS EN 61508-4 - 2010 

Current

Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems. Definitions and abbreviations

BS EN 61508-5 - 2010 

Current

Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems. Examples of methods for the determination of safety integrity levels

BS EN 61508-6 - 2010 

Current

Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems. Guidelines on the application of IEC 61508-2 and 61508-3

BS EN 61508-7 - 2010 

Current

Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable Electronic safety-related systems. Overview of techniques and measures

BS EN ISO SERIES   TITLE

BS EN ISO 4126 -2: 2003 

Current, Work in hand

Safety devices for protection against excessive pressure. Bursting disc safety devices

BS EN ISO 4126-1: 2013 + A1:2016

Current

Safety devices for protection against excessive pressure. Safety valves

BS EN ISO 9606-2: 2004 

Current

Qualification test of welders. Fusion welding. Aluminium and aluminium alloys

BS EN ISO 10497: 2010

Current

Testing of Valves. Fire type-testing requirements

BS EN ISO 15610 - 2003

Current

Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials. Qualification based on tested welded consumables

BS EN ISO 15612 - 2004

Current, Under review

Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials. Qualification by adoption of a standard welding procedure

BS EN ISO 15609-1: 2004

Current

Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials. Welding procedure specification. Arc welding

BS EN ISO 15614-1: 2017

Current

Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials. Welding procedure test. Arc and gas welding of steels and arc welding of nickel and nickel alloys

BS EN ISO 15614-2: 2005

Current

Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials. Welding procedure test. Arc welding of aluminium and its alloys.

BS EN ISO/IEC 17020: 2012

Current, Confirmed

Conformity assessment. Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection.

BS IEC Series   TITLE

BS IEC 60079 - 19: 2011 + A1:2015

Current

Explosive atmospheres. Equipment repair, overhaul and reclamation

PD SERIES   TITLE

PD 5500 – 2015 +A3:2017

Current

Specification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels

PS IEC TR 61000-1-3:2002

Current

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). General. The effects of high-altitude EMP (HEMP) on civil equipment and systems

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