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BS 0:2016 pdf free download

BS 0:2016 pdf free download.A standard for standards – Principles of standardization.
4 Principles of standardization
4.1 Context and purpose
4.1.1 Context
Standards exist principally to provide a reliable basis on which common expectations can be shared regarding specific characteristics of a product, service or process.
4.1.2 Purposes
The purposes of British Standards include:
a) facilitating trade, particularly in reducing technical barriers and artificial obstacles to international trade;
b) providing a framework for achieving economies, efficiencies and interoperability;
c) enhancing consumer protection and confidence; and
d) supporting public policy objectives and, where appropriate, offering effective alternatives to regulation.
4.1.3 British Standards
All British Standards have the defining characteristics of:
a) representing good practice as defined by experts;
b) development by balanced and broadly representative standing committees that retain responsibility for them indefinitely, and that reach agreement by consensus;
c) being made subject to unrestricted open consultation; and,
d) remaining subject to systematic periodic review as to their continuing validity.
4.1.4 Voluntary status
British Standards are voluntary in that there is no obligation to apply them or comply with them, except in those few cases where their application is directly demanded by regulatory instruments. They are tools devised for the convenience of those who wish to use them. In certain circumstances the actions of third parties might have the effect of making the application of a standard a commercial necessity, e.g. in a contract, but BSI has no control over these actions and is not a party to them.
4.1.5 Authority and reliability
For a British Standard to be a useful and attractive tool for conducting business or supporting public policy, it has to command the trust and respect of all those who are likely to be affected by it.
The reliability of a British Standard rests not just on its technical accuracy and the sound judgement of those responsible for its text. There needs also to be a widely held confidence that:
a) it is desirable, practical and authoritative,
b) it offers no particular nor exclusive advantage to any party;
c) it serves the needs of the wider community;
d) in application it will be consistent with regulations and legal principles established at the time of publication.
The measures that are necessary to underpin this confidence are set out
in Clause 5. It is the responsibility of all parties involved in the development of a standard to ensure that these are not compromised.
4.1.6 Adherence to BS 0
Adherence to the principles set out in BS 0 is a condition of participating in any capacity in the development of British Standards.BS 0 pdf download.

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