British Standards Institution withdraws fire-safety guidance after legal threat

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has withdrawn its new guidance on fire-risk assessments after a bereaved Grenfell family threatened legal action, saying it ignored critical inquiry recommendations relating to people with disabilities. To learn more about this go to

New standard launched to increase city resilience

Helping cities to protect critical resources, create and sustain opportunities for enterprise, and empower individuals, communities and places to adapt and prosper With an estimated three million people moving to cities each week worldwide1,  the need to build resilience within our…

Major revision of international standard for auditing management systems

BSI, the business standards company, has published the revised international standard for auditing management systems, BS EN ISO 19011:2018. The document provides comprehensive guidance on all types of audits, whether internal or external. It covers everything from the management of…

International standard for managing risk in organisations revised

BSI, the business standards company, has published the revised international standard for risk management, BS ISO 31000:2018 Risk management: guidelines. The purpose of this standard is to assist an organisation to integrate risk management into all of its activities and functions.…

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