25 Years of Setting the Standard at NSAI


*NSAI continues to support the goal of making Ireland the best place to succeed in business in Europe

The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) has published end of year report highlighting achievements during 2022.

Last year was a landmark period for NSAI as it marked 25 years since its establishment as Ireland’s official standards body set-up to provide standardisation, certification and measurement services to Irish industry and society.

In 2022, NSAI launched its new five-year Strategic Plan which outlines NSAI’s pathway to increasing and improving the use of standards to foster enterprise, and develop business resilience, efficiency, and competitiveness. The Year in Review publication meanwhile highlights key progress in the work of the NSAI in relation to MedTech, Climate Action Plan, Housing for All, and Harnessing Digital – The Digital Ireland Framework.

In 2022, some of NSAI’s key achievements included:

  • 1,725 standards published
  • 475 medical device site audits completed
  • 8,527 motor vehicle products approved
  • 828 construction products approved
  • 3,298 management system audits completed
  • 5,300 calibration certificates issued to more than 500 companies
  • 22,646 trade instruments inspected, and 7,984 trade premises visited across Ireland

These achievements demonstrate NSAI’s innovation in creating a safer, better, and sustainable future for Irish industry. All of this is welcome progress; however, it is important that NSAI continues to increase and improve the use of standards in fostering enterprise, and developing business resilience, efficiency, and competitiveness, according to its CEO, Geraldine Larkin, who said: “Key achievements were delivered by NSAI across the organisation in 2022. Standards and Certification provide Irish organisations and businesses with the tools to adopt best practice and support Irish organisations in areas such as managing innovation, protecting the environment, and mitigating risk. It is vital for us to continue to build upon these to ensure that we continue to drive a progressive agenda on issues like digitalisation, Housing for All, climate change, MedTech, sustainability, and standards for the future. We will continue to complement and support the Government’s goal of making Ireland the best place to succeed in business across Europe.” 

Standards are vital to ensuring organisations can negotiate tough market conditions at home and abroad by putting established frameworks and best practices in place.

Further information about the work of NSAI in supporting Irish industry is available at www.nsai.ie.