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British Standard

In 1901, the British Standard Institute Group began life as a committee of engineers lead by James Mansergh determined to standardise the number and type of steel sections in order to make British manufacturers more efficient and competitive.

Over time the standards developed to cover many aspects of tangible engineering, and then engineering methodologies including quality systems, safety and security.

It currently has over 17,000 active standards. Products that meet a standard can be labelled with a Kite Mark and the appropriate BS number.

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