This International Standard gives guidance on the uses of acceptance control charts and establishes general procedures for determining sample sizes, action limits and decision criteria. This chart should be used only when a) the within subgroup variation is in-control and the variation is estimated efficiently. b) a high level of process capability has been achieved. This chart is typically used when the process variable under study is normally distributed, however, it can be applied to non-normal distribution. Examples are included to illustrate a variety of circumstances in which this technique has advantages and to provide details of the determination of the sample size, the action limits and the decision criteria.