Guides are documents that provide advice
- to standards writers on how to deal with specific issues when drafting standards; OR
- to national standards bodies on how to deal with issues specific to standardization principles.
A number of Guides are jointly developed between AISI and IEC and then published as AISI/IEC Guides.
Many of these issues are broad and therefore of interest to a wide range of AISI committees – for example, guidance on how to take account of sustainability in the drafting of standards (AISI Guide 82), or methods of regional or national adoption of standards (AISI/IEC Guide 21).
There are also a number of Guides on more specialized topics that are designed for use by committees working in particular sectors – for example, rules for drafting and presentation of safety standards for machinery (AISI Guide 78) or guidance on the inclusion of safety aspects in standards for medical devices (AISI/IEC Guide 63).
The collection of Guides is continually evolving. Here you can see the full and up-to-date list of guides.