STANDARDS PUBLICATIONS

Standards are all around us, but it is not often that we notice them until something goes wrong then we realise that a standard is not being used or has not been developed. Standards are developed to meet industry needs. They improve the quality, safety and compatibility of products and services.

The BNSI has published to date over 400 standards, forty-four of which are compulsory. View a list of our standards below or download a copy of our catalogue.

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BNS 33:1976 Sulphuric acid for use in lead-acid batteries

BNS 40:1978 General methods for the determination of arsenic (Gutzeit and silver diethyldithiocarbamate photometric methods)

BNS 42:1979 Glossary of terms relating to chemical and radiation hazards and hazardous chemicals.

BNS 44:1978 Pictorial marking for handling and labelling of dangerous goods

BNS 45:1980 Classification of hazardous chemicals and chemical products

BNS 46:1982 Classification of dangerous goods

BNS 65:1981 Ammonium sulphate, fertilizer grade

BNS 66:1982 Urea, fertilizer grade

BNS 68:1979 Glossary of terms relating to the alcohol (ethanol) industry and trade

BNS 135: Ceramic ware in contact with food: release of lead and cadmium

: Part 1:1983 Method of test

: Part 2:1984 Permissible limits

BNS 140:2005 Rum

BNS 179:2005 Brewery products

BNS 186: 2000 Labelling of brewery products

BNS CP 7:1978 Handling of sulphuric acid

BNS 1:1987 Trimmed sizes of paper for writing and general printing – designation and sizes (revised)

BNS 2:1987 Correspondence envelopes – designation and sizes (revised)

BNS 4:1987 Sizes of folders and files of paper and board (revised)

BNS 6:1999 Guide to the preparation of Barbadian standards and draft standards (third revision)

BNS 24: Paper: toilet tissue

: Part 1:1990 Single ply roll form (revised)

: Part 2:1990 Two-ply roll form (revised)

BNS 47:1980 Crown closures

BNS 48:1978 Bottles made of glass

BNS 49:1982 Toilet and laundry soaps

BNS 152: 2008 Lead acid starter batteries

BNS 153:2005 Safety matches

BNS 168:1986 Air filters for air supply to internal combustion engines and compressors other than for aircraft

BNS 179:2005 Brewery products

BNS 186: 2000 Labelling of brewery products

BNS CP 2: Packaging code

: Part 1:1975 Guide to the use of paperboard cartons

BNS CP 9: Packaging

: Part 1:1980 Introduction to packaging

BNS CRCP 7:2010 Manufacture of wooden craft items – Code of practice

BNS CRS 16:2010 Botanical cosmetics – Specification

BNS CRS 17:2010 Gold articles – Specification

LIGHTING

BNS IEC 60081: 2002-05 Double-capped florescent lamps – Performance Requirements

+ Amendment 4.0: 2010-02

BNS IEC 60969: 2001-03 Self –ballasted lamps for general lighting services –

Edition 1.2 + Performance Requirements

Amendment 1 & 2

 

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

ISO 12655: 2013 Energy performance of buildings – Presentation of measured energy use of buildings

ISO 50001:2011 Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use

 

SOLAR ENERGY

BNS 147:1983 Method of thermal testing of flat plate solar collectors

BNS CP 20:1983 Solar heating systems for domestic hot water

IEC/TS 61836:2007-21 S Solar photovoltaic energy systems – Terms, definitions and

Edition 2.0 symbols

ISO 14001:1996 Environmental management systems — Specification with guidance for use

ISO 14004:1996 Environmental management systems — General guidelines on principles, systems and supporting techniques

ISO 14020:2000 Environmental labels and declarations – General principles

ISO 14021:1999 Environmental labels and declarations – Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling)

ISO 14024:1999 Environmental labels and declarations – Type I environmental labelling – Principles and procedures

ISO 14040:1997 Environmental management — Life cycle assessment – Principles and framework

ISO 14041:1998 Environmental management — Life cycle assessment – Goal and scope definition and inventory analysis

ISO 14042:2000 Environmental management — Life cycle assessment – Life cycle impact assessment

ISO 14043:2000 Environmental management — Life cycle assessment – Life cycle interpretation

ISO/TR 14025:2000 Environmental labels and declarations – Type III environmental declarations

ISO/TR 14049:2000 Environmental management — Life cycle assessment – Examples of –

application of ISO 14041 to goal and scope definition and inventory analysis

ISO 14050:1998 Environmental management – Vocabulary

BNS 161:1984 Plastics waste pipe and fittings

BNS 166:2000 Carbon steel bars for the reinforcement of concrete

BNS 256:2011 Identification of the contents of pipelines, piping ducts and conduits

BNS CP 16: National Building Code

: Part 1:1981 Plumbing

BNS CP 18:1990 Soil treatment for protection of buildings against subterranean termites

BNS CP 19:1990 The treatment of subterranean termite infestation in existing buildings

BNS TR 28: 2013 Wind loads for structural design – Technical Report

BNS 7:1974 Rigid PVC conduits and conduit fittings

BNS 11: Concrete

: Part 1:1984 Methods of sampling fresh concrete

BNS 29:1979 Steel nails

BNS 31:1990 Concrete and terrazzo flooring tiles

BNS 38:1981 Hollow concrete blocks

BNS 69:2005 Hydraulic cement

BNS 95: Clay bricks and blocks

: Part 1:1990 Requirements

: Part 2:1990 Methods of sampling and test

BNS 150:1983 Steel fabric for the reinforcement of concrete

BNS 151:1983 Hard drawn mild steel wire for the reinforcement of concrete

BNS 159:1984 Unplasticized PVC pipe for cold water services

BNS 160:1984 Unplasticized PVC soil and ventilating pipes, fittings and accessories

ISO 22222:2005 Personal financial planning – Requirements for personal financial planners

BNS 3:1974 Frozen shrimp

BNS 12:2004 Carbonated beverages (revised)

BNS 13:1974 Methods of sampling oils and fats

BNS 14:1974 Methods of analysis of oils and fats

BNS 15:1974 Coconut oil

BNS 17:1975 Shortening

BNS 18:1975 Margarine

BNS 19:1975 Methods of sampling milk and milk products

BNS 21: Methods of analysis of milk and milk products

: Part 1:1975 Rapid examination of milk

: Part 2:1975 Chemical methods

: Part 3:1975 Bacteriological analysis of milk

BNS 22:1976 Onions

BNS 25:1976 Canned shrimp (prawns)

BNS 26:1976 Canned grapefruit

BNS 27:1976 Canned fruits

BNS CRS 27: 2010 Fruit and vegetable juices and drinks, and fruit nectars

BNS 28:1976 Canned carrots

BNS 30:1976 Processed foods (general)

BNS 32:1976 Canned peas and carrots

BNS 35:1978 Honey

BNS 36:1978 Methods of sampling and analysis of canned fruits and vegetables

BNS 39:1994 Whole chicken (eviscerated) and chicken parts

BNS 43:1978 Pasteurized milk

BNS 63:1992 Jams (fruit preserves) and jellies

BNS 64:1992 Vinegar

BNS 73:1993 Ketchup

BNS 82:1979 Salt pork

BNS 83:1986 Ham

BNS 85:1979 Canned ham

BNS 86:1986 Pork sausages, fresh and canned

BNS 88:1982 Methods of sampling and analysis of meat and meat products

BNS 89:1979 Pork luncheon meat, luncheon meat, chopped pork and ham

BNS 90:1987 Bacon

BNS 91:1986 Frankfurters (wieners)

BNS 93:1992 Sauces (general)

BNS 103:1978 Canned pineapple

BNS 104:1978 Glucose syrup

BNS 105:1978 Powdered sugar (icing sugar)

BNS 106:1978 Soft sugars

BNS 107:1978 White sugar

BNS 108:1978 Lactose

BNS 109:1978 Dextrose anhydrous

BNS 110:1978 Dextrose monohydrate

BNS 131:1998 Wheat flour

BNS 146:1984 Production, processing, transportation and distribution of milk

BNS 148:1984 Canned corned beef

BNS 154:2003 Rice

BNS 163:1985 Biscuits

BNS 164:1985 Macaroni products (macaroni, spaghetti and vermicelli)

BNS 171:2005 Table eggs

BNS 248:2011 Foods for special dietary use for persons intolerant to gluten

BNS 252: Formula for infants

: Part 1: 2011 General requirements

: Part 2: 2011 Formula for special medical purposes intended for infants

BNS 261: 2011 Processed tomato concentrate

BNS CP 1: General principles of food hygiene

: Part 1:2004 Food production and processing

BNS CRCP 1:2010 Packaged water

BNS CRCP 2:2010 Packaged natural coconut water

BNS CRCP 6:2010 Preparation of frozen fruit pulps and purées – Code of practice

BNS CP 4:1995 Hygienic practice for poultry processing (revised)

BNS CRCP 4:2010 Fish and fishery products – Code of hygienic practice

BNS CP 6:1978 Hygienic conditions for fruit and vegetable canning units

BNS CP 13:1979 Fresh meat

BNS CP 14:1979 Ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection of slaughter animals

BNS CP 15:1980 Hygienic practice for processed meat products

BNS CP 31:2002 Hygienic practice for the primary production, harvesting and packing of fresh fruit and vegetables

BNS CP 33:2011 Processing and handling of quick frozen foods

BNS CP 34:2004 Organically produced foods

BNS CRS 1:2010 Packaged water

BNS CRS 3:2010 Packaged natural coconut water

BNS CRS 22:2010 Achar, amchar and kuchela – Specification

BNS CRS 24: Part 1: 2010 Grades of fresh agricultural produce – Bananas – Specification

BNS CRS 24: Part 2: 2010 Grades of fresh agricultural produce – Cabbages – Specification

BNS CRS 24: Part 3: 2010 Grades of fresh agricultural produce – Grapefruits – Specification

BNS CRS 24: Part 4: 2010 Grades of fresh agricultural produce – Hot peppers – Specification

BNS CRS 24: Part 5: 2010 Grades of fresh agricultural produce – Mangoes – Specification

BNS CRS 24: Part 6: 2010 Grades of fresh agricultural produce – Oranges – Specification

BNS CRS 24: Part 7: 2010 Grades of fresh agricultural produce – Pineapples – Specification

BNS CRS 24: Part 8: 2010 Grades of fresh agricultural produce – Pumpkins – Specification

BNS CRS 24: Part 9: 2010 Grades of fresh agricultural produce – Sweet peppers – Specification

BNS CRS 24: Part 10: 2010 Grades of fresh agricultural produce – Tomatoes – Specification

BNS CRS 35:2010 Spice and sauces – Specification

BNS CRS 44:2013 Rice – Specification

BNS 10: Office chairs, desks and tables

: Part 1:1974 General requirements

: Part 2:1974 Office chairs

: Part 3:1974 Office desks and office tables

BNS 20: Strength and durability of domestic and contract furniture

: Part 1:1975 Seating

BNS CP 17:1984 The manufacture of furniture

BNS CRS 21:2010 Indigenous furniture – Specification

ISO 15489: Part 1: 2001 Information and documentation – Records Management Part 1 – General

ISO/TR 15489: Part 2: 2001 Information and documentation – Records Management Part 2 – Guidelines

BNS 5: Labelling

: Part 1:1974 Labelling of commodities (general)

: Part 2:2004 Labelling of prepackaged foods (second revision)

: Part 3:1974 Labelling of all products manufactured from textiles

: Part 4:1980 Labelling of footwear

: Part 6:1979 Labelling of prepackaged goods

: Part 7:2004 Labelling of prepackaged meat and poultry parts/cuts and fish and fishery products

: Part 8:2013 Labelling – Energy labelling of household appliances and products – Requirements

BNS 8:1987 Pictorial marking for handling of goods (general symbols) (revised)

BNS 9:1974 Pictorial marking of transit packages containing photographic materials sensitive to radiant energy

BNS 23:1976 Labelling of toys and playthings

BNS CRS 26:2013 Labelling of tobacco products (including cigarettes)

BNS CRS 37:2011 Labelling of retail packages of aerosol insecticide

BNS 44:1978 Pictorial marking for handling and labelling of dangerous goods

BNS 186:2000 Labelling of brewery products (beer, stout, shandy, malta)

BNS CP 3:1980 Care labelling of textiles

BNS 127:1987 Specific criteria for accreditation of biological testing laboratories

BNS 172: Accreditation of testing laboratories

BNS 172: Part 1:1985 General requirements for the technical competence of testing laboratories

Withdrawn 2013

Replaced by

BNS ISO/IEC 17025:2005

BNS 126: Liquefied petroleum gas: safety requirements

: Part 1:1980 Storage of liquefied petroleum gas at refineries and bulk plants

: Part 2:1980 Industrial, commercial and domestic bulk storage

: Part 3:1980 Bulk transportation of liquefied petroleum gases

: Part 4:1980 Filling, handling, storage, transportation and location of portable containers for liquefied petroleum gas

: Part 5:1980 Liquefied petroleum gas – transfer of liquids

BNS 130:1982 Inspection, testing and re-qualification of portable containers for liquefied petroleum gas

BNS 50:2000 The International System of Units (SI) and its practical application including the designation of times and dates (revised)

BNS 51:1978 The presentation and interpretation of numerical values

BNS 152:2008 Lead acid starter batteries

BNS 33:1976 Sulphuric acid for use in lead-acid batteries

BNS 258:2011 Motor vehicles – exhaust emissions

BNS CP 32:2008 Automotive repairs

BNS 168:1986 Air filters for air supply to internal combustion engines and compressors other than for aircraft

BNS 60: Sampling procedures and tables for inspection

: Part 1: 1982 Guide to the use of BNS 60: Part 2 – Tables for inspection by attributes

: Part 2: 1982 Tables for inspection by attributes

BNS 143:1992 Generic criteria for quality assurance systems

BNS CRS 14:2010 Requirements for good management practices for micro, small and medium enterprises

ISO 9000:2005 Quality management systems – Fundamentals and vocabulary

ISO 9001:2000 Quality management systems — Requirements

ISO 9004:2000 Quality management systems – Guidelines for performance improvements

ISO 10001:2007 Quality management – Customer satisfaction – Guidelines for codes of conduct for organizations

ISO 10002:2004 Quality management – Customer satisfaction – Guidelines for complaints handling in organizations

ISO 10003:2007 Quality management – Customer satisfaction – Guidelines for dispute resolution external to organizations

ISO 10004:2012 Quality management – Customer satisfaction – Guidelines for monitoring and measuring

ISO 10005:2005 Quality management – Guidelines for quality plans

ISO 10006:2003 Quality management – Guidelines to quality in project management

ISO 10007:2003 Quality management – Guidelines for configuration management

ISO/TR 10013:2001 Guidelines for quality management system documentation

ISO/TR 10014:1998 Guidelines for managing the economics of quality

ISO 10015:1999 Quality management – Guidelines for training

ISO/TR 10017:2003 Guidance on statistical techniques for ISO 9001:2000

ISO 15161:2001 Guidelines on the application of ISO 9001:2000 for the food and drink industry

ISO 15189:2003(Withdrawn) Medical laboratories – Particular requirements for quality and competence

ISO 15189:2007 Medical laboratories – Particular requirements for quality and competence

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.

CONSUMER PRODUCT

ISO 6385: 2004 Ergonomic principles in the design of work systems

ISO 10377: 2013 Consumer product safety – Guidelines for suppliers

ISO 10393: 2013 Consumer product recall – Guidelines for suppliers

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES

BNS IEC 60335-2-2: 2012-11 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety Part 2-2:

Edition 6.1 + Amendment 1 Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances

BNS IEC 60335-2-3:2013-03 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-3:

Edition 6.0 Particular requirements for electric irons

BNS IEC 60335-2-21: Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-21:

2012-11: Edition 6.0 Particular requirements for storage water heaters

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

BNS 162:1986 Lifts and service lifts

BNS 175:1986 Method for composition of frequency and severity rates for industrial injuries and classification of industrial accidents

BNS 177:1987 Accident prevention tags

BNS 178:1985 Ergonomic principles in the design of work systems

BNS CP 5:1978 Safety conditions in industry

BNS CP 21:1987 Ergonomics in factory and office work

Withdrawn 2013

Replaced by

BNS CP 21: 2013

BNS CP 21:2013 Ergonomics in factory and office work

BNS CP 22:1987 Safe layout of outside facilities in an industrial plant

ISO 6385: 2004 Ergonomic principles in the design of work systems

ROAD TRAFFIC SAFETY

ISO 39001:2012 Road traffic safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use

TOYS

ISO 8124: Part 1: 2009 Safety of toys – Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties

ISO 8124: Part 2: 2007 Safety of toys – Part 2: Flammability

ISO 8124: Part 3: 2010 Safety of toys – Part 3: Migration of certain elements

ISO 8124: Part 4: 2010 Safety of toys – Part 3: Swings, slides and similar activity toys for indoor and outdoor family domestic use and Amendment 1:2012 Inflatable activity toys

BNS CRCP 3:2010 Tour guides – Code of practice

BNS CRCP 8:2010 Inbound tour operators

BNS CRS 11: Part 1:2011 Tourist Accommodation: Part 1 – General requirements

BNS CRS 12:2010 Short term vehicle rentals – Specification

BNS CP 32:2008 Automotive repairs

ISO 18513:2003 Tourism services – Hotels and other types of tourism accommodation – Terminology

ISO 21101:2014 Adventure Tourism – Safety Management Systems – Requirements

ISO 21103:2014 Adventure Tourism – Information for participants

ISO 26000:2010 Guidance on social responsibility

BNS 5: Part 3:1974 Labelling of all products manufactured from textiles

BNS 34:1978 Glossary of terms relating to textiles and clothing

BNS 37:1979 Cotton turkish towels

BNS 41: Methods for determining the colour fastness of textiles

: Part 1:1979 Principles of colour fastness testing

: Part 2:1979 Colour fastness to water, sea water and perspiration

: Part 3:1979 Colour fastness to light

: Part 4:1979 Colour fastness to weathering, outdoor exposure and xenon arc lamp test

: Part 5:1979 Colour fastness to washing, tests nos. 1 to 5

: Part 6:1979 Colour fastness to bleaching with chlorine

: Part 7:1979 Colour fastness to dry cleaning

BNS 102:1979 Definitions and body measurement procedure

BNS 112:1979 Methods of sampling for testing of textiles

BNS 113:1979 Method of determination of breaking load and elongation at the breaking load of single strands of textile yarn from packages (CRL, CRE, AND CRT testers)

BNS 115:1980 Thread, polyester (continuous multifilament)

BNS 116:1980 Thread, polyester staple

BNS 117:1980 Thread, cotton

BNS 118:1979 Method for determination of linear density of textile yarns

BNS 119:1980 Method of test for the determination of elongation of a specimen

BNS 120:1979 Method for determining the twist in yarns

BNS 121:1979 Method of test for width of fabrics

BNS 122:1979 Method for conditioning textile materials for testing

BNS 123:1979 Mondopoint system

BNS 124: Method for the quantitative analysis of fibre mixtures

: Part 1:1979 Binary mixtures containing polyester

BNS 125:1981 Thread, nylon (continuous multifilament)

BNS 128:1980 Thread, polyester, cotton covered

BNS 133:1980 Method of test for woven fabric count (yarns per cm)

BNS 134:1981 Method of test for non-fibrous materials in textiles

BNS 136:1981 Preparation, marking and measuring of fabric specimens and garments in test for dimensional change

BNS 137:1981 Procedures for determining the dimensional change in fabrics and garments occurring during domestic washing and drying

BNS 139:1980 Method of test for mass of fabrics

BNS CP 3:1980 Care labelling of textiles