BSi/ISO Standards

Discounts on BSI/ISO standards

As you know, the ISTC has been investigating ways in which it can provide more benefits to its members. We are now an occasional distributor for BSI.

Occasional distributorship means that we can buy standards in bulk at a discount. Most of the discount is passed on to members and others using the scheme, with just a small amount retained to cover administration costs. To protect the ISTC from any risk in such a venture, we take advance bookings and then order an appropriate quantity to fill them.

If there is a standard that you would like to order, e-mail the details (with your full name, phone number, preferred e-mail address and full postal address) to the Review Manager. They will then publicise the order through the usual ISTC channels to see if any other members are interested and place an order with BSI for the appropriate quantity.

Obtaining information about standards

The following links to the various standards organisations web sites may be used to search for and purchase copies of standards:

General standards

  • BS 5760 Reliability of systems, equipment and components (multipart standard, 1986 – 2003).
  • ISO 9000:2005 Quality management systems  - Fundamentals and vocabulary
  • ISO 9001:2008 – Quality Systems – Requirements


Technical documentation standards

  • (BS EN) ISO 216:2001 – Writing paper and certain classes of printed matter. Trimmed sizes. A and B series, and indication of machine direction (replaced BS 4000:1983).
  • ISO 999:1996 – Information and documentation. Guidelines for the content, organization and presentation of indexes
  • ISO 1660:1987 – Technical drawings – Dimensioning and tolerancing of profiles
  • ISO 2162 Technical product documentation – Springs
    • Part 1:1993 – Simplified representation
    • Part 2:1993 – Presentation of data for cylindrical helical compression springs
  • BS 5097:1974 Specification for loose leaf binders. Ring binders with metal mechanisms.
  • BS 5261 – Copy preparation and proof correction
    • Part 1:2000 – Design and layout of documents
    • Part 2:2005 – Specification for typographic requirements, marks for copy preparation and proof correction, proofing procedure.
  • BS EN ISO 5261:1999 Technical drawings. Simplified representation of bars and profile sections.
  • BS 5444:2008 – Physical attributes of documents for micro-copying.
  • ISO 6357:1985 Documentation – Spine titles on books and other publications
  • BS EN IEC 62079:2001 – Preparation of instructions. Structuring, content and presentation
  • BS EN 82079-1:2012 – Preparation of instructions for use. Structuring, content and presentation. General principles and detailed requirements.
  • ISO 14289-1:2001 – Document management applications – Electronic document file format enhancement for accessibility – Part 1: Use of ISO 32000-1 (PDF/UA-1))
  • ISO/IEC 15289:2011 – Systems and software engineering – Content of systems and software life cycle process information products (Documentation)
  • ISO 15930 – Graphic technology – Prepress digital data exchange using PDF:
    • Part 1:2001 – Complete exchange using CMYK data (PDF/X-1 and PDF/X-1a),
    • Part 2… (NOTE: No information available as of 2013-02-12)
    • Part 3:2002 – Part 3: Complete exchange suitable for colour-managed workflows (PDF/X-3),
    • Part 4:2003 – Complete exchange of CMYK and spot colour printing data using PDF 1.4 (PDF/X-1a),
    • Part 5:2003 – Partial exchange of printing data using PDF 1.4 (PDF/X-2),
    • Part 6:2003 – Complete exchange of printing data suitable for colour-managed workflows using PDF 1.4 (PDF/X-3),
    • Part 7:2008 – Complete exchange of printing data (PDF/X-4) and partial exchange of printing data with external profile reference (PDF/X-4p) using PDF 1.6,
    • Part 8:2008 – Partial exchange of printing data using PDF 1.6 (PDF/X-5).
  • ISO 16612 – Graphic technology – Variable printing data exchange
    • Part 1:2005 –  Using PPML 2.1 and PDF 1.4 (PPML/VDX-2005),
    • Part 2:2010 – Using PDF/X-4 and PDF/X-5 (PDF/VT-1 and PDF/VT-2)
  • ISO 19005 – Document management – Electronic document file format for long-term preservation
    • Part1:2005 – Use of PDF 1.4 (PDF/A-1)
    • Part 2:2011 – Use of ISO 32000-1 (PDF/A-2)
    • Part 3:2012 – Use of ISO 32000-1 with support for embedded files (PDF/A-3)
  • ISO 24517-1:2008 – Document management – Engineering document format using PDF – Part 1: Use of PDF 1.6 (PDF/E-1)
  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765:2010 – Systems and software engineering – Vocabulary. NOTE: This standard is also freely available  as a database at http://pascal.computer.org/sev_display/index.action
  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 26511:2011 – Systems and software engineering – Requirements for managers of user documentation
  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 26512:2011 – Systems and software engineering – Requirements for acquirers and suppliers of user documentation
  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 26513:2009 – Systems and software engineering – Requirements for testers and reviewers of user documentation
  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 26514:2008 – Systems and software engineering – Requirements for designers and developers of user documentation
  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 26515:2011 – Systems and software engineering – Developing user documentation in an agile environment
  • ISO 32000-1:2008 – Document management – Portable document format – Part 1: PDF 1.7,
  • ISO & IEC 80000 Series – Quantities and units
    • ISO 80000-1:2009 – Part 1: General
    • ISO 80000-2:2009 – Part 2: Mathematical signs and symbols to be used in the natural sciences
    • ISO 80000-3:2006 – Part 3: Space and time
    • ISO 80000-4:2006 – Part 4: Mechanics
    • ISO 80000-5:2007 – Part 5: Thermodynamics
    • IEC 80000-6:2008 – Part 6: Electromagnetism
    • ISO 80000-7:2008 – Part 7: Light
    • ISO 80000-8:2007 – Part 8: Acoustics
    • ISO 80000-9:2009 – Part 9: Physical chemistry and molecular physics
    • ISO 80000-10:2009 – Part 10: Atomic and nuclear physics
    • ISO 80000-11 (NOTE: No information available as of 2013-02-12)
    • ISO 80000-12:2009 – Part 12: Solid state physics
    • IEC 80000-13:2008 – Part 13: Information science and technology
    • IEC 80000-14:2008 – Part 14: Telebiometrics related to human physiology
  • ETSI EG 202 417:2006 – Human Factors (HF); User education guidelines for mobile terminals and services. NOTE: Available for free from http://portal.etsi.org/STFs/STF_HomePages/STF285/STF285.asp
  • ETSI EG 202 416:2006 – Human Factors (HF); User Interfaces; Setup procedure design guidelines for mobile terminals and services. NOTE: Available for free from http://portal.etsi.org/STFs/STF_HomePages/STF285/STF285.asp

Documentation standards in development as of 2013-02-11

  • ISO/AWI 24620-1 – Language resource management – Simplified natural language – Part 1: Basic concepts and general principles. NOTE: Under development by ISO TC 37/SC 4 – Terminology and other language and content resources – Language resource management
  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 26531 – Content management for product life-cycle, user and service management documentation. NOTE: Under development by ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7/WG 2 – Systems and software documentation.
  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 23026:2006 Recommended Practice for the Internet – Web Site Engineering, Web Site Management and Web Site Life Cycle.  NOTE: Under revision (was IEEE 2001:2002) by ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7/WG 2 – Systems and software documentation.

Ergonomics and accessibility standards

  • ISO 9241-171:2008 – Ergonomics of human-system interaction – Part 171: Guidance on software accessibility
  • ISO 9241-151:2008 – Ergonomics of human-system interaction – Part 151: Guidance on World Wide Web user interfaces
  • ISO 14915 – Ergonomics of human-system interaction – Software ergonomics for multimedia user interfaces
    • Part 1:2002 – Design principles and framework
    • Part 2:2003 – Multimedia navigation and control
    • Part 3:2002 – Media selection and combination.

Icon and symbol standards

  • ISO 9186 – Graphical symbols – Test methods
    • Part 1:2007 – Methods for testing comprehensibility (NOTE: Under revision 2013-02-11)
    • Part  2:2008 – Method for testing perceptual quality
    • Part 3: Method for testing referent association (NOTE: Under development 2013-02-1)
  • ISO 7000:2012 – Graphical symbols for use on equipment – Registered symbols. NOTE: This is also available as an online database. See also IEC 60417.
  • ISO 7001:2007 – Graphical symbols – Public information symbols
  • ISO/IEC 11581 – Information Technology – User system interfaces and symbols
    • Part 1:2000 – User system interfaces and symbols – Icon symbols and functions – General
    • Part 2:2000 – User system interfaces and symbols – Icon symbols and functions – Object icons
    • Part 3:2000 – User system interfaces and symbols – Icon symbols and functions -Pointer icons
    • Part 4 – Control icons (NOTE: This part has not been published)
    • Part 5:2004 – Icon symbols and functions – Tool icons
    • Part 6:1999 – Icon symbols and functions – Action icons
    • Part 10:2010 – User interface icons – Framework and general guidance
    • Part 40:2011 – User interface icons – Management of icon registration
  • ISO/IEC 13251:2004 – Information Technology – Collection of graphical symbols for office equipment
  • ISO 15223-1:2012 – Medical devices – Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labelling and information to be supplied
    • Part 1:2012 – General requirements
    • Part 2:2010 – Symbol development, selection and validation
  • ISO/IEC 18035:2003 – Information technology – Icon symbols and functions for controlling multimedia software applications
  • ISO/IEC 18036:2003 – Information technology – Icon symbols and functions for World Wide Web browser toolbars
  • ISO/IEC TR 19765:2007 – Information technology – Survey of icons and symbols that provide access to functions and facilities to improve the use of information technology products by the elderly and persons with disabilities.
  • ISO/IEC TR 19766:2007 – Information technology – Guidelines for the design of icons and symbols accessible to all users, including the elderly and persons with disabilities
  • ISO 22727:2007 – Graphical symbols – Creation and design of public information symbols – Requirements
  • ISO/IEC  24738:2006 – Information technology – Icon symbols and functions for multimedia link attributes
  • IEC 60417:2004 – Graphical symbols for use on equipment. (NOTE: This symbol collection is now provided as a data base, accessed by subscription. See also ISO 7000.
  • ISO & IEC 80416 – Basic principles for graphical symbols for use on equipment
    • IEC 80416:-1 – Part 1:2008 – Creation of graphical symbols for registration
    • ISO 80416-2:2001 – Part 2:2001- Form and use of arrows
    • IEC 80416-3:2002 – Part 3:2002 – Guidelines for the application of graphical symbols
    • ISO 80416-4:2008 – Part 4:2005 – Guidelines for the adaptation of graphical symbols for use on screens and displays (icons)
  • ETSI ES 202 432:2006 – Human Factors (HF); Access symbols for use with video content and ICT devices. NOTE: Available for free from http://portal.etsi.org/STFs/STF_HomePages/STF286/STF286.asp