International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies
Processes and Procedures

Processes & Procedures

Standards Development

Development process

Preparatory stage

Working Draft (WD)

During this phase a Working Draft is prepared, generally by a project leader within a project team. The availability of working draft (if not supplied with the proposal) is 6 months.


The preparatory stage ends when a working draft is available for circulation to the members of the technical committee or subcommittee as a first committee draft (CD) and is registered by the office of the CEO. The committee may also decide to publish the final working draft as a PAS to respond to particular market needs.