This section should be able to answer frequently asked questions as well as to help guide you when using the Draft Review website.

NOTE: You can also download a blank comment template in Word format if you wish to submit your comments by email.

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Read, comment and share. Information on commenting on sections can be found below.

Navigating through drafts is easy when using the 'Table of Contents', this allows you to select which section you want to read, comment or refer back to at any time. Each section allows you to select the previous section and the next section of the draft, enabling you to comment specifically on particular parts of the document.

Making comments on the drafts couldn’t be easier; each draft is organised so you can comment on particular sections. The text boxes have a capacity of 2000 characters, as well as the option to either submit the comment straight away or save for later. My comments allows you to monitor and manage all the comments you have submitted or saved.

The comments submitted are displayed completely anonymously; only the date and time your comment was submitted is listed.


The ability to view other comments allows you to respond to comments and to avoid repetition of a comment already made.


For some drafts comments may not appear instantly or be visible at all.


Once you have clicked 'submit comment' you are automatically agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.


All comments will be moderated for inappropriate language and content.


Writing comments that address the validity, purpose, usability or clarity of the draft standard would be the most beneficial approach when submitting a comment and proposed change.

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'Comment type' requires you to verify the nature of your comment:

General - Comment on the document as a whole, using the current section as a starting point or as an example


Editorial - Comment on spelling, grammar, punctuation or layout that does not affect the application of the document


Technical - Comments which have practical implications on the application of the document


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With the collected comments, BSI staff and relevant committee members review all comments and proposed changes via meetings conducted by a representative group of experts using the BSI formal procedure. Unfortunately it is not possible to provide individual feedback on your input, however every comment submitted is considered and the final published standard is updated as appropriate.



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