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BSI Online Standards Library

One week to take advantage of ECA BSI Online Standards Library FREE upgrade!

Subscribe before 30 April 2017 and get additional 10 standards for free.

Are you making the most of your membership?

  • Accessible to your appointed electrotechnical operatives 24/7.​

  • Including standards like ISO 9001, PAS 35491 and much more.

    The ECA consults with Members every 3 months, to guarantee the library offers the latest and most relevant standards. 


  • ECA Members get huge savings through the exclusive subscription:
    £100+VAT to access 80 BSI Standards. Normal cost over £18,000!

  • All licences can be downloaded as time-strapped pdfs and viewed without Internet connection. The standard pdfs remain accessible in your files for up to 3 months.

Purchasing and maintaining installation standards can be an expensive and time consuming task. However, it is an essential requirement to ensure and prove your business is up to date with the installation requirements and best practice.

That’s why the  ECA has secured an exclusive subscription for all its Members to BSI Online Standards Library – saving each subscribing Member business over ten thousand pounds yearly!

The library currently features over 70 electrical and electronic installation British Standards (80 from 01.05.17). To see which Standards are currently available on ECA Members BSI online library, click here.

ECA Member rates for 12 month subscriptions:

£90.00 + VAT for 70 standards with access for up to 5 users (until 30 April 2017)
£100.00 + VAT for 80 standards with access for up to 5 users (from 1 May 2017)

Licences are valid for 12 months and renewal notices will be issued in advance of the licence expiring.

All of the certification bodies, including ELECSA, NICEIC, BSI, NSI and SSAIB have agreed that electronic access to Standards is acceptable for their respective certification schemes.In other words, ECA Members that have access to the online library no longer need to purchase hardcopies.

How do I get the free upgrade?

Simply subscribe to the ECA BSI Online Library 70 standards before 30th of April and from 1st of May you will be automatically upgraded to 80 standards.

What standards are available?

To view the current 70 standards available until 30 April 2017, click here.

The following standards will be added to the library from 1 May 2017:

  • BS EN ISO 13849-2:2015 Safety of machinery. Safety-related parts of control systems. Validation
  • BS 6396:2008+A1:2015 Electrical systems in office furniture and educational furniture. Specification
  • ISO 13851:2002 Safety of machinery. Two-hand control devices. Functional aspects and design principles
  • BS EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality management systems. Requirements
  • BS EN ISO 9000:2015 Quality management systems. Fundamentals and vocabulary
  • BS EN ISO 9004:2009 Managing for the sustained success of an organization. A quality management approach
  • BS EN ISO 19011:2011 Guidelines for auditing management systems
  • BS 9991:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings. Code of practice
  • PAS 35491:2017 Design and installation of telecommunications and broadcast infrastructure within the home. Code of practice

Having problems viewing the BSI Online Standards?

Some Members may experience problems using the online British Standards download service on the ECA website, this problem usually relates to the internet browser being used.

The BSI Standards are designed to work with the Adobe PDF software, either Acrobat or Reader. However if you are using either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, these browsers contain their own PDF viewers, which are not compatible with opening and downloading the Standards.

Click here for step-by-step guidance on how to resolve this issue.

How can I add my colleagues to the licence?

To add your colleagues to the BSI online licences user list, follow these simple steps:

  1. Log in to
  2. Go to My ECA and click BSI Documents
  3. Click ‘Manage BSI Document Users’ (on top of the listed licences)
  4. Click ‘Manage’ next to your current BSI Licence(s)
  5. This will open up a list of your current colleagues with ECA web accounts. To add them as BSI Online Licences viewers, click ‘Add’ next to their name.
    If your colleagues are not listed, please contact Members Services to add users.

You can purchase BSI Online Standards access for up to 5 users. (Please note, Members can purchase multiple licences if more than 5 users require access to the library.)