Policy Documents

Please find below numerous documents relating to our policies at the National Standards Authority of Ireland.

If you would like to learn more please do not hesitate to get in touch at info@nsai.ie

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Quality Policy and Strategic Plan

Quality Policy

In support of our Vision, Mission and Values it is the policy of NSAI to provide the leadership, resources and systems in order to consistently meet customer requirements and strive to exceed stakeholder expectations.

We will do so by focussing on our customer and other stakeholder needs and by all staff engaging in the day to day operations of our business.

The NSAI is committed to consistently meet the requirements of the management standards to which it operates (for example ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 17021 etc.) and continually improve its effectiveness. NSAI management systems contribute to the successful achievement of our strategic goals and objectives.

Our strategic goals are outlined in the NSAI Strategy which is aligned and supported by operational plans.


Maurice Buckley
Chief Executive Officer

April 2010

NSAI Strategic Plan

The NSAI Strategic Plan 2016-2020 can be downloaded below.

NSAI Strategic Plan 2016-2020

NSAI Plean Straitéiseach 2016-2020

Re-Use of Public Sector Information and Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

Re-Use of Public Sector Information

The National Standards Authority of Ireland NSAI complies with the Re-use of Public Sector Information and encourages the re-use of information it publishes.  Information and documents obtained from this website may be reproduced and/or re-used once in compliance with the latest PSI licence.

Re-use includes copying, publishing, broadcasting and translating into other languages.  It also covers non-commercial research and study.

Copyright

Unless otherwise stated information on this website is copyright of the NSAI.  You may re-use information and documents posted on this website free of charge in any format without written permission.  NSAI copyrighted and published documents or third party copyrighted documents subject to payment are not included in this licence. 

Conditions of Re-use

Generally re-use is subject to the following conditions. You must -

Acknowledge the source and copyright of the NSAI in cases where you supply the information to others

Reproduce the information accurately

Not use the information in a misleading way

Not use the information for the principal purpose of advertising or promoting a particular product or service

Not use the information for or in support of illegal, immoral, fraudulent, or dishonest purposes

Not reproduce any crest, logo or mark associated with any NSAI function or activity except where such crest, logo, or mark forms an integral part of the document being reused

For a more detailed list of conditions please refer to the latest PSI licence available at www.psi.gov.ie

Disclaimer

NSAI is not liable for any loss or liability associated with the re-use of information contained on its website. Similarly while every effort is made to ensure that information on its website is up-to-date and accurate NSAI does not certify that all of the information on its website is up-to-date or error free.  NSAI does not authorise any user to have exclusive rights to re-use of its information.

Intellectual property rights are likely to be held for material provided by a third party, including links to other websites from this site.  
Permission to copy or use any such material must be obtained from the holder of the intellectual property right.

Further Information

Public Sector Information owned by NSAI that is not available on this website may be obtained from NSAI by writing to:

The Secretary
NSAI, 1 Swift Square, Northwood
Santry, Dublin 9. D09 A0E4

E-mail: info@nsai.ie 

NOTE: The application must be for the release of documents for re-use and must state clearly that the request is for the re-use of public sector information. 

June 2015

Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

NSAI is a public body under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.  
From 1 September 2015 lobbyists must register and make returns on lobbying activities.

Click the link for more information on the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme and AIE Requests

FOI Disclosure Log and other Information Published Routinely

The NSAI FOI Disclosure Log can be assessed below:

FOI Disclosure Log 2017

FOI Disclosure Log 2016

NSAI publishes an annual financial and activities report which can be accessed at Annual Reports and quarterly reports on prompt payments at Prompt Payments Statements.

Standards publications are available for sale through the NSAI on-line store at On-line Shopping and Catalogue.

Searchable registers are available for – 

NSAI Certified Companies

NSAI Agrément Certificates

Contact Details for FOI

In general, a person has a right to access information which is not otherwise publically available.  However, certain NSAI certification records are not subject to the FOI Act under S.I. No. 127 of 2001.  The exempt records are those related to certification carried out on request of a client in return for payment other than certifications carried out on behalf of a public authority which itself is subject to the FOI Act.

NSAI records subject to FOI include -

Management

  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Commercial
  • Communications
  • Making of contracts of or for service with any person, company or other body
  • Making and development of policy
  • Certification (other than the exempt records)

Requests for information may be made by contacting the FOI Officer, 1 Swift Square, Northwood, Santry, Dublin 9, D09 A0E4 or or by downloading the FOI Request for Access to Records form. Return the form by email to foi@nsai.ie

AIE Requests

NSAI is a public authority under the AIE Regulations (Access to Information on the Environment Regulations 2007 to 2014).  Requests for access to relevant records may be made by contacting the AIE Officer, 1 Swift Square, Northwood, Santry, Dublin 9, D09 A0E4 or by email to aie@nsai.ie