How Does NSAI Support Standards?

NSAI supports standardisation in a number of ways through its involvement in education, regulation and directives.These include:

Education Sector Support

As the Irish National Standards body, NSAI would like to ensure that exposure to standards and standardization happens at an early stage, i.e. at the educational stage, rather than upon entering the workforce, so that individuals have the knowledge, skill and competence to search for, identify and use those standards which are applicable to them in their areas of study and when they reach the workforce.

Standards Referenced in Statutory Instruments

Find out what standards are referenced in Statutory Instruments

Supporting EU Directives

The European Union has, since the mid-1980s, made ever increasing use of standards in support of its strategic policies and legislative programme. Standardization has contributed significantly to the support of the completion of the European Internal Market, most particularly in the context of the “New Approach” legislation which facilitates the free movement of goods and provides for reference to European Standards developed by CEN, CENELEC and ETSI.