Standards and BINDT

Standards provide the knowledge that organisations need to succeed and they deliver it in concentrated form.  

Standards can offer a set of powerful tools to make an organisation more innovative and productive. Standards are a tried and tested way to work more efficiently and effectively. They help organisations to improve their performance, reduce their risk and help them be more sustainable. 

Click here, or use the link to the left, to view a comprehensive listing of international and European standards in the field of non-destructive testing (as per 27.10.2016).

Formed in 1901, BSI (the British Standards Institute) was the world’s first National Standards Body and, over a century later, is globally recognised as a champion of best practice. BSI is responsible for originating many of the world’s most commonly used management systems standards and publishes over 2700 standards annually. These standards address the most pressing issues of today, from energy management and disability access to nano-technology, spanning domains including aerospace, automotive, the built environment, food, healthcare and ICT.

BSI’s standards are underpinned by a collaborative and rigorous approach honed over decades, working with industry experts, government bodies, trade associations, businesses of all sizes and consumers to develop the standards for excellence.

BSI’s influence is global, playing a key role within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). As one of the founding members, it ensures that the international standards developed address today’s and tomorrow’s business and societal needs, while delivering real benefits to an organisation and its stakeholders. BSI’s clients range from high-profile brands to small, local companies in 172 countries worldwide.

In the field of non-destructive testing, standards are documents that establish engineering or technical requirements for products, practices, methods or operations.

The British Institute of NDT (BINDT) shares the common view that standards should be prepared by those who will use them. You can get involved by helping to develop standards relevant to your industry, commenting on draft standards or becoming a consumer representative. Contact John Moody by email to john.moody@bindt.org to register your interest.

It is essential that organisations are aware of the standards applicable to their business and keep up-to-date with their status, new versions and updates, as well as the development and introduction of new standards in the field of interest. With the help of BSI and other partners and individuals, BINDT is launching a new information service to help you do just that – we recognise that you’re too busy to keep manually checking for updates, sifting through paper references, or comparing standards between countries.

The service will comprise a comprehensive listing of international and European standards in the field of NDT, that is published in Insight and also here on the BINDT website. This will be updated periodically and supplemented by regular news of updates and the work of relevant standards committees. BINDT is grateful to ICNDT Working Group 1: ‘Qualification & Certification’ and its Chairman, Alexander Mullin, for this service. BINDT’s John Moody is assisting with the news updates.

Those wishing to take the next step and purchase standards can access the BSI Shop at shop.bsigroup.com/

We hope to extend the service to cover condition monitoring in the not-too-distant future.

For further information, contact David Gilbert or John Moody at BINDT on 01604 89 3811, or email: info@bindt.org