Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

The Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Committee is dedicated to standards in new and emerging technologies in manufacturing.  It is made up of Subcommittees that are National Mirror Committees to the ISO and CEN committees developing standards in the area.  As new technologies in manufacturing emerge standards subcommittees will be...

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Beauty Salons Service Committee

The Beauty Professional Standards Service Group (BPSSG) is the national mirror committee for CEN TC 409 – Beauty Salon Services.  The committee has representatives from beauty salons owners, educators in the industry, suppliers of beauty salon products and insurance providers.  The BPSSG is the national forum to advise NSAI...

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Construction Standards

Recent publications Report of the Pyrite Panel Implementation of Eurocodes in Ireland Construction Products Regulations (CPR) As part of the Better Regulation initiative, CPR intends to bring about Clarification of the basic concepts and of the use of CE marking; Simplification of the procedures, so as to reduce the costs...

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Cosmetic Standards

The term cosmetic product covers a very wide range of consumer products including: anti-wrinkle products; bath and shower preparations; creams, emulsions, lotions, gels and oils for the skin; deodorants and anti-perspirants; face masks; hair care products; make-up powders; make-up removers for the face and eyes; perfumes; products for care of...

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Electrotechnical Standards

NSAI Electrotechnical Standards Programme The NSAI Electrotechnical Standard Programme covers all areas of electro-technology including power generation (including all renewable energy sources), transmission, distribution, smart grids, batteries, home appliances, office and medical equipment, public and private transportation, semiconductors, fibre optics, nanotechnology, multimedia, information technology, and more. It also addresses safety,...

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Food Standards Consultative Committee

The Food Industry Standards Committee (FISC) is the national oversight committee for participation in National (Irish Standard or I.S.) European (European Norm or EN) and International standardisation (International standard organisation or ISO). The members of FISC include representatives from all parties that maybe interested or affected by National, European...

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Food Standards

Amendments to I.S. 340:2007 & I.S. 341:2007 Click on Amendment to I.S. 340 and for the amendment only print pages 1-9 Click on Amendment to I.S. 341 and for the amendment only print pages 1-17 Food Regulations By law, all food business operators must comply with Irish and...

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Healthcare Standards

The Healthcare Standardization industry is highly regulated in order to ensure the safety of the devices and their effectiveness for use. Regulators depend on published international standards to define the detail that products must comply with in order to satisfy their essential safety and effectiveness requirements. Since standards are...

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ICT Standards Consultative Committee

ICT and telecommunications are the backbone of industry and economic development, but with increased levels of technological reliance there is an equal increased demand for IT security, data security and good knowledge management. Standards can enable organizations achieve legal requirements and implement efficient processes. With technology advancing at a continually...

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Risk Management

Properly implemented risk management is as much about identifying opportunities as well as potential losses. NSAI has just published a compendium risk management guidance document ‘National Guidance on Implementing I.S. ISO 31000:2009 Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines.’ that will incorporate: I.S ISO 31000:2009 – Risk management –...

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Safety Standards

Section 28 of the National Standards Authority of Ireland Act, 1996, sets out regulations governing “the safe use of commodities and safe practices”. The Act empowers the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to prohibit the manufacture, storage, supply, sale or exhibition of goods which fail to comply with the...

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Standards Development, Research & Innovation

For those involved in research and innovation across industry and academia, there are many benefits of engaging in Standards Development for new and emerging technology areas. Standards help bridge the innovation gap between research and global market impact by building customer trust and confidence in new innovative solutions – such...

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Toy Safety

European Legislation in relation to Toy Safety Council Directive 88/378/EEC concerning the safety of toys: Toy safety directive prescribes essential safety requirements which toys must meet during manufacturing and before being placed on the market. These include protection against health hazards or physical injury in general, and risks associated with...

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