The MTA actively and positively looks to input and shape standards which impacts on our members technology as well as aim to provide access to standards. We do this through our close relationship with the UK’s national standards body, the British Standards Institute (BSI). For further information on the MTA’s Standards work please contact the MTA’s Technology Executive, Sandra Ortiz on firstname.lastname@example.org.
BSI is appointed by the UK Government as the UK National Standards Body (NSB) and represents UK interest at the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the European Standards Organizations (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI).
Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body. Their role is to help improve the quality and safety of products, services and systems by enabling the creation of standards and encouraging their use. BSI publish over 2,700 standards annually, underpinned by a collaborative approach, engaging with industry experts, government bodies, trade associations, businesses of all sizes and consumers to develop standards that reflect good business practice. Further information about BSI and the work they do can be found here: https://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/.
The MTA covers a range of standards committees which reflects the diverse range of technologies utilised within the manufacturing industry. Through this coverage we are then able to inform members of any standards projects that are ongoing which maybe of interest to them. The current committees we cover are as follows:
- AMT/4 – Industrial Data and Manufacturing Interfaces https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/committees/50001757
- AMT/8 – Additive Manufacturing https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/committees/50226095
- AMT/10 – Robotics https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/committees/50129752
- IST/33 – Security, Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/committees/50001780
- MTE/1 – Machine Tools https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/committees/50000874
- MTE/1/1 – Machine Tools – Safety https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/committees/50002470
- MTE/1/2 – Machine Tools – Accuracy https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/committees/50204989
- MCE/3 – Safeguarding of Machinery https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/committees/50000851
- HS/1 – Occupational Health and Safety Management https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/committees/50001637
- QS/1 – Quality Management and Quality Assurance Procedures https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/committees/50001645
- PH/9 – Ergonomics of the Physical Environment https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/committees/50002557
All full members of the MTA are able to access the MTA’s free read-only access standards system. This system contains a number of standards which are pertinent to the manufacturing technology industry. These standards can be accessed by logging into the BSOL system (https://bsol.bsigroup.com). There is a one-off registration required to get access to the MTA’s standard collection. The registration process and details can be obtained by contacting the MTA’s Technology Executive, Sandra Ortiz on email@example.com. Furthermore, if there are standards you wish to add to the MTA’s standard collection or have any issues accessing the system then please get in contact. Finally, if you wish to purchase a standard for yourself, please use the following link to access the BSI Shop https://shop.bsigroup.com/
To aid our members engagement with standards we have produced a standards update booklet. This booklet gives an overview of the standards update process as well as informs members of the standards that are currently being updated that they may have an interest in. This booklet is updated every 3 months to ensure that the information contained is relevant. To access this booklet please login to the MTA’s members areas –https://www.mta.org.uk/members-area Furthermore, we are currently undertaking work to determine the best ways for helping our members engage. If you have any suggestions of thoughts on what else the MTA could offer to aid members in engaging with standards please get in touch with the MTA’s Technology Executive, Sandra Ortiz on firstname.lastname@example.org.