Standards: Busting the myths

International standards are the best way forward for Irish businesses, says Geraldine Larkin, NSAI chief executive

28th January, 2018
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Aidan Smyth, managing director, Labplan : “We were recommended to get certified by all our customers, in both the pharmaceutical and educational sectors.”

“Standards don’t apply to my business”. “I can’t afford to get certified”. Since I was appointed chief executive of the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) a year ago, those two statements have come up regularly when in conversation with small and medium-sized business owners around the country. My answer is always the same: standards are designed for everyone.

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