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Last edited 14 Mar 2017
Publicly Available Specification PAS
Publicly Available Specifications (PAS) are fast-track standards, specifications, codes of practice or guidelines developed by sponsoring organisations to meet an immediate market need. They are prepared following guidelines set out by BSI (British Standards Institution).
They set industry-wide standards and are produced collaboratively by key stakeholders. If a majority consensus can be achieved, and if they are endorsed by BSI, then PAS function as if they are British Standards.
Within 2 years, they are reviewed to assess whether they should be revised, withdrawn, or whether they should become formal British Standards or international standards.
PAS can be useful where there is an urgent requirement, such as when a new technology emerges, as they require less consultation and so are faster and less expensive to produce than British Standards. PAS should not conflict with other existing PAS or standards, although they may compete with other PAS.
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