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NSAI Customer Charter

NSAI’s commitment to quality customer service

As the primary Irish authority for standardization, certification and measurement  services, NSAI contributes to an optimal business environment for trade and  innovation through excellence and expertise in the provision of the highest quality services. Guided by our organisational values we are fully committed to providing our  customers with an efficient, timely, professional and courteous service.


Our values:

• EXCELLENCE – We take great pride in and promote leading edge 
competency and resilience in the pursuit of excellence in our work, 
embracing emerging change and opportunities.

• EXPERTISE – In maintaining our forward-looking competencies, we 
recognise the critical importance of ensuring the continued development 
and growth of our people.

• RESPECT – We recognise that success can only be achieved by respecting 
the diversity of our staff, customers, and partners. This is ensured by 
demonstrating an open and engaging approach in all our interactions and 
fostering an environment that is built on mutual trust.

• INTEGRITY – We value integrity and manage impartiality. These are the 
cornerstones of our activities and are in the forefront of out dealings with 
all stakeholders.

• COLLABORATION – We collaborate across our organisation, with our staff,
as well as external partners in an engaging manner to create sustainable 
value for Ireland across a global landscape.

• INNOVATION – We support the need for agility and innovation throughout 
our processes, systems, and services, achieved through continually
challenging the ways of today



The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) has a wide range of customers,  including manufacturing and service businesses, importers, distributors, retailers, consumers, professionals, media, business representatives, non-governmental  spokesmen, researchers, students and personnel from Government departments  and official agencies. This Charter sets out the standards of service you, as a customer, can expect to  receive when contacting the NSAI.


We will:
– Deal with you promptly, efficiently and to the best of our ability and 
should you contact us about matters which are not part of our operations 
or services, we will do our best to inform you of which other organisation, 
if any, we believe can best help you with the information you require

– Be courteous, friendly and attentive in our dealings 

– Provide clear and accurate information and only use technical or legal 
terms when necessary

– Treat all our customers equally and with respect 

– Protect any personal information you give to us, a copy of our personal 
data privacy policy is available on our website

– Be impartial and independent in all our dealings with business and the 
public alike

– Listen to your feedback and deal promptly when you have a complaint



Telephone enquiries

Our headquarters reception operates from 9.15 h to 13.00 h and 14.00 h to  17.30 h Monday to Thursday (17.15 h Friday). When you contact us by phone:

– We will identify ourselves and direct you to a relevant staff member.

– We will ensure you are assisted if specific staff are not available when 
you call.

– We aim to answer at least 90% of calls within 15 seconds during 
business hours and respond to voice messages promptly.

Written enquiries

If you write to us:
– We will acknowledge non-routine enquiries received by post or to our 
email within two working days of receipt and will respond 
fully within five working days where possible. You will be informed if 
your enquiry requires considerable research or expertise and you will be 
advised when you should expect a full response.

– We will ensure all our correspondence includes a contact name, 
telephone number and email address.

– We will respond to you in clear and simple language and if we use 
technical terms we will explain them.

Personal callers

If you visit us in person: 
– We will be available to meet with you by appointment during normal 
office hours and exercise flexibility in so far as possible to meet your 
needs outside these hours

– We will be timely and punctual in our dealings with you 

– We will make sure to have suitable meeting facilities in a clean, 
accessible office that meets health and safety standards

– We will respect your privacy

– We will be polite and fair in our dealings with you

– We will request you observe our Covid-19 measures for so long as they 
are in place

Website (

We use our website to keep you informed of our activities and to provide you with a 
means of accessing our operations or contacting use directly by email. To ensure the 
best service to you:

– We will keep our website up-to-date and strive to make it as easy to 
access and navigate as possible

– We will ensure that information on our website is clear and accurate, 
and where possible that technical or legal terms are explained

– We will provide facilities for making an enquiry or complaint on our 

– We will offer facilities to subscribe to sections of the website which may 
be of interest to you



If you have a disability and inform our Access Officer (email of your intention to visit the NSAI, we will provide all  the necessary assistance and information you will require to comfortably and  safely access the building.

We will:
– Ensure that there is physical access for people with disabilities at our 
public offices and maintain that physical access to a high standard

– Ensure that information produced by the NSAI, where possible, is 
available in a suitable format for people with disabilities including 
working to ensure we maintain an accessible website, and that it and all 
new content achieves “Level AA” conformance to the Web Content 
Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, to comply with the National 
Disability Authority’s Code of Practice on Accessibility of Public Services.

– Review and improve signage of disabled facilities as necessary.


We will:
– Operate clear, impartial and transparent tendering and purchasing 
procedures in accordance with Public Procurement Guidelines

– Ensure that payments to suppliers are made in accordance with 
applicable Prompt Payment legislation and guidelines


We will do our best to accommodate you if you want to deal with us through 
Irish. At a minimum:
– If you write to us in Irish, we will answer in Irish

– If you wish to speak to an Irish speaking member of staff we will put 
you in touch with one

– We will meet our obligations under the Official Languages Act 2003 to 
publish our Annual Report and Strategic Plan in English and Irish, and 
place a proportion of our advertisements in both languages 



Let us know when you are happy with the service we have provided for you.  Equally, if you are unhappy with our service or if you have suggestions to  improve our service, we would like to hear from you. You can communicate your  views directly to our staff in day to day contact or in writing by email to or by post.


If you are not satisfied with any aspect of our services or you believe the service  you have received fall short of what is outlined in this Charter you have a right to  complain, preferably in writing. We will deal with your complaint according to our  Complaints Policy. All complaints will be dealt with fairly, impartially and in a  timely manner. For more information on making a complaint please refer to our  Complaints Policy or send an enquiry to  We will make sure your interactions with us in the future do not suffer just  because you made a complaint.


NSAI headquarters is located at 1 Swift Square, Northwood, Santry, Dublin 9, 
D09 AOE4
Tel: +353 1 807 3800
Our head office opening hours are -
Monday to Thursday: 9.15 h to 13.00 h and 14.00 h to 17.30 h
Friday: 9.15 h to 13.00 h and 14.00 h to 17.15 h



Headquarters National Standards Authority of Ireland 1 Swift Square Northwood Santry, Dublin 9 D09 AOE4 Tel: +353 1 807 3800 Email: Website:

NSAI National Metrology Laboratory Griffith Avenue Extension Glasnevin, Dublin 9, D11 E527

NSAI Regional Centre Plassey Park Road National Technology Park Castletroy, Limerick, V94 X6X0

NSAI Regional Centre Ballybrit Business Park, Ballybrit, Galway H91 NX52 NSAI Legal Metrology, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork T12 YA37

NSAI Legal Metrology, IDA Industrial Estate, Poppintree, Dublin 11 D11 DV70

NSAI Legal Metrology, IDA Business Park, Coe's Road, Dundalk, Co Louth A91 EY29 NSAI Legal Metrology, Finisklin Industrial Estate, Sligo F91 W314 NSAI

NSAI Legal Metrology, IDA Industrial Estate, Northern Extension, Cork Rd, Waterford X91 HD59