Buy a standard

Buying standards is easy. This can be done by adding them to a subscription or making a single purchase.

To purchase, you need to find the standards you want and add them to the shopping cart. Before completing the purchase, you must be logged in as a user. If you do not already have an account, you can create one before purchasing via the Log in page. 

Find standards by either using the search field or find relevant standards on a sector pages.

Note: If you've recently registered with an email address associated with a company, your account must be linked with the correct company in our systems before you can make purchases. This usually takes one to two hours on working days within business hours (8 AM - 4 PM). If your company has a subscription, you need to contact your administrator to gain access to it.

Subscription purchases

Only the administrator in your company has the ability to add standards to the subscription. The administrator can also give users the ability to add standards to the subscription or make single purchases. Add new standards by clicking Subscribe to the standard you want.

Contact your administrator if you want access to a standard. You can get information about your administrator by logging in and clicking My account in the menu under your name.

See our help pages for user guides for subscriptions

A subscription provides an easy online access to standards for you and your business, and you are guaranteed to always have the latest edition.

Read more about subscriptions

Single purchase

There are two options for single purchases:

  • Read Online (no print)
  • Printed and bound

The Read Online (no print) service provides access only to read the standard in our reading window, and only the buyer has access to the purchased standard. Purchased products are available on your logged-in page under My products. There is no expiration date on products after a single purchase, except for eForms which last for 3 months. Products bought as single purchase are not updated when a new edition is released, do not provide offline access, and do not allow printing of the standard. These are services available through our subscription service.

The Printed and bound service is a physical product that is dispatched.
The goods are usually dispatched on the same working day or the first working day after ordering. Shipping charges apply for the delivery of standards in paper format. This delivery method is not available for all standards.

Estimated delivery time within the country is 2-5 business days, depending on the destination. It's preferable to order to a delivery address as the package often doesn't fit in mailboxes.

How to make a single purchase

  • To make a purchase via search result: Click on Add to cart, choose Single purchase and select delivery method (Read Online or Printed and bound).
  • To make a purchase via a product page: Click on Single purchase, choose delivery method (Read Online or Printed and bound) and click on Add to cart.

Note: Users with a subscription must be granted the right to purchase outside of a subscription by the subscription administrator in order to make Single purchases.