There is be a Final Draft International Standard which will be published before the Final Standard. The publication date is expected to be 27 November 2017 (ref BSI). It will be 40 pages long and available through the ISO online shop (ref. ISO). To pass through this FDIS stage the National Standards’ Bodies will have to vote 66% in favour with less than 25% against. Approval is not a foregone conclusion, as the first draft did not achieve the necessary majority. However the second draft reached 88% in favour. This time, unless the redrafting has satisfied those no voters, there will still be those who will vote against. The voting period is 8 weeks, thus the vote should close in mid-January 2018. If the vote is successful the Standard will be published, perhaps by April 2018.