Trade body welcomes decision on BSI’s post-Brexit role

Dave Forrester

SELECT has welcomed approval of a plan which secures full post-Brexit membership of the British Standards Institution (BSI) within European Standards Organisations (ESOs).

The trade body for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland said the decision, taken separately by ESOs CEN and CENELEC, means the BSI, UK industry and other stakeholders will continue to have a “central role” in shaping best practice standards across Europe.

Dave Forrester, head of technical services at SELECT said, “This is the best possible outcome of what has been an uncertain situation. BSI Group has argued that its membership and influence in ESOs should not be affected by the UK leaving the EU and that is what it has achieved. The approval displays a welcome pragmatism on both sides which will provide stability for the European standards system and reassure standards users in the UK that the system will continue to meet their needs.”