Standardization and promotion of good practices associated with the planning, construction, operation and decommissioning of installations, processes and technologies involving radioactive materials. Nuclear installations, processes and technologies include: the Fuel Cycle, ex-reactor nuclear criticality safety, analytical methodologies, transport of radioactive materials, materials characterisation, radioactive waste management and decommissioning.

Excluded: specific enabling technologies and techniques for non-peaceful applications; sealed sources, radiation processing, nuclear power plants and research reactors (with regard to nuclear criticality safety while fuel is loaded in the reactor core).

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published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 85/SC 5


ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 85/SC 5


Participating members


Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 85/SC 5/WG 1 Analytical methodology in the nuclear fuel cycle Working group
ISO/TC 85/SC 5/WG 4 Transportation of radioactive material Working group
ISO/TC 85/SC 5/WG 5 Characterisation and waste management Working group
ISO/TC 85/SC 5/WG 8 Nuclear criticality safety Working group
ISO/TC 85/SC 5/WG 13 Decommissioning : decontamination, dismantling and remediation Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 85/SC 5

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 85/SC 5 :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 135 Non-destructive testing ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 85/SC 5

ISO/TC 85/SC 5 can access the documents of the committees below :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/SC 45B Radiation protection instrumentation IEC
ISO/TC 34 Food products ISO
ISO/TC 190 Soil quality ISO
Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
EC - European Commission European Commission A
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency A
WNA World Nuclear Association A
WNTI World Nuclear Transport Institute A

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
14-18 May 2018 Helsinki (Finland) ISO/TC 85  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 85/SC 5 - Secretariat

BSI United Kingdom
Sellafield Ltd.
CA20 1PG
United Kingdom

Secretariat direct:
Mr Ky Hibberd