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The National Standards Authority publishes its Annual Report 2022.

2022 marked 25 years of the establishment of the NSAI


The extensive range of NSAI’s work in standardisation, certification, and metrology is highlighted in the report, showcasing NSAI's essential contribution to businesses and the wider public life.

In 2022, NSAI marked 25 years of its establishment. It was a year of development and growth during which it renewed its mission, vision, and values with the launch of the NSAI Strategic Plan 2022-2026.

In 2022 the NSAI also continued to support Ireland’s government strategies such as the Climate Action Plan, Housing for All and the National Digital Strategy through input and development of new standards. NSAI also continued to support SMEs in the areas of standards and certification in a broad range of critical areas such as cybersecurity and continued provision of essential regulatory services to Irish Medtech firms exporting to Europe and to other jurisdictions accepting the CE mark. Its National Metrology Laboratory (NML) also experienced significant demand for its calibration services during 2022 and its staff completed over 5,000 calibrations of varying complexity for more than 500 businesses across multiple industries


Speaking on the publication NSAI CEO, Geraldine Larkin said:

“During 2022, NSAI launched its Strategic Plan 2022–2026, which is at the core of key government and EU priorities. Recently published government strategies call out the contribution of standards and standards development in supporting Irish enterprise and research. 1,725 standards were published in 2022; these standards give Irish organisations and businesses the tools to adopt best practice and support Irish organisations in areas such as managing innovation, protecting the environment, and mitigating risk.  I would like to thank our staff in Ireland, the US, and the UK, who continued to show their resilience during 2022. With our dedicated team and the guiding pillars of the Strategic Plan 2022-2026, NSAI will continue to support businesses in navigating the challenges of an ever-changing business environment.”

"Standards give Irish organisations and businesses the tools to adopt best practice and support Irish organisations in areas such as managing innovation, protecting the environment, and mitigating risk."

Geraldine Larkin CEO, National Standards Authority

Certification and measurement have never been more important for Ireland’s domestic and international trade. This can be seen through the increase in demand for NSAI’s services from 2021 to 2022. Looking forward, the NSAI will continue to focus efforts on delivering the objectives set out in NSAI’s Strategic Plan 2022 – 2026.  NSAI will continue to support Irish, EU and global business by innovating for a safer, better, and sustainable future.

Key highlights from the 2022 Annual Report included:

  • The NSAI’s Strategic Plan 2022-2026 was published in April 2022.
  • 1,725 standards were published in 2022, an increase of nearly 30% compared to 2021. There are now 28,000+ standards available in the NSAI’s
  • Over 313,082 Irish people accessed standards online during 2022, an increase of almost 50% on 2021.
  • 361 new users registered to the Authority’s ‘Your Standards Your Say’ commenting portal, an increase of 25% upon 2021.
  • NSAI Certification UK successfully passed its assessment audits in 2022 for its work under the UKCA mark for Construction, Measuring Instruments and Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments. It was then granted accreditation in early 2023 by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS).
  • Over 22,636 instruments were calibrated by NSAI’s National Metrology Laboratory for enterprises across Ireland - up nearly 45% on 2021.
  • 7,984 trade premises were visited by NSAI’s Legal Metrology team up 47% on 2021 and over 22,636 trade instruments inspected - up nearly 45% on 2021.
  • 3,298 management system management system audits completed with 382 new management system certificates issued.

To view or download the report in English nó as Ghaeilge, visit