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Standards Information


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


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:


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: