The following BSi standards are currently being reviewed:

BSi StandardYearTitleStageStartEnd
BS 5446-4-Fire detection and fire alarm devices for dwellings. Part 4 : Multi-sensor smoke detectorsApproval-Publication was due 29/12/2020
BS 5839-9-Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Part 9: Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems.Public Comment-01/03/2021
BS EN IEC 62040-1 Amd.1-Uninterrruptible power systems (UPS) - Part 1: Safety requirementsApproval11/05/202129/06/2021
BS EN 62040-3-Uninterrruptible power systems (UPS). Method of specifying the performance and test requirementsApproval07/04/202128/06/2021
BS EN 62040-5-1 ed 1.0-Uninterrruptible power systems (UPS) - Part 5-1: DC output UPS - safety requirementsPublic comment18/05/202119/07/2021
BS 7671 - IEC 60364-7-710 Ed.2.0-Low voltage electrical installations - Part 7-710: Requirements for special installations or locations - Medical locations. Will be incorporated into future edition of BS7671Approval01/03/202120/05/2021
BS 7671 AMD 2 -Requirements for Electrical Installations. IET Wiring RegulationsPublic commentNot givenNot given
BS 7671 - HD 60364-7-708 -Low-Voltage electrical installations. Part 7-708: Requirements for special installations or locations - Caravan parks, camping parks and similar locations (will be incorporated into a future edition of BS 7671)Approval-Publication was due 29/01/2020
BS 9991-Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings. Code of practiceProposal-Draft start 02/07/2021
BS EN 50695-Public-address-general-emergency-alarm-system, communication-system for marine applications.Approval-Publication due 06/07/2021
ISO 3744-Acoustics - Determination of sound power levels of noise sources using sound pressure - Engineering methods for an essentially free field over a reflecting planeProposal-Draft start 22/04/2022

The following BSi standards have been published:

BSi StandardYearTitlePublished
BS EN ISO 717-12020Acoustics - Rating of sound insulation in buildings and of building elements. Part 1: Airborne sound insulation22/12/2020
BS EN ISO 717-22020Acoustics - Rating of sound insulation in buildings and of building elements. Part 2: Impact sound insulation23/12/2020

The above information is based on data given on the BSI standards development portal as of 16/03/2021. Only standards identified as being of interest to the ISCVE members are shown.

Note there are 6 stages of a BSi standard publication as follows: Proposal, Draft, Public comments, Comment resolution, Approval and Publication. The public can comment during Proposal and Public comment stages only.

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Tony Stacey FInstSCVE

Chair, Standards Committee