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Metrology

The main tasks of the Department of Metrology:

  • elaborates the concept of state policy in the field of metrology and ensures its realization,
  • represents the Slovak Republic in international metrological organizations, ensures the tasks emerging from this membership and co-ordinates the participation of bodies, legal entities and physical persons in the fulfillment of these tasks as well as of tasks arising from international agreements in the field of metrology, by which the Slovak Republic is bound,
  • declares national standards, changes the declaration of national standards and cancels the declaration of national standards,
  • determines the kinds of legally controlled measuring instruments, technical requirements and metrological requirements for individual kinds of legally controlled measuring instruments and the methods for their metrological control,
  • issues decisions on authorization for carrying out of verification of legally controlled measuring instruments and carrying out of official measurement and keeps records of authorized entities,
  • issues decisions on registration and keeps records of registered entities,
  • regulates activities in the field of metrology,
  • publishes in the Official Journal of the Slovak Office of Standards, Metrology and Testing and on official website informations that are stipulated to be published under the Act No 157/2018 Coll. on metrology and amending certain laws (afterwards “Act on Metrology”),
  • creates conditions for metrological activities under the Act on metrology,
  • is the appeal body against the decisions of the Slovak Institute of Metrology and Slovak Metrological Inspectorate,
  • in accordance with § 34 Act on metrology, supervises the fulfillment of authorization requirements and also controls compliance with the registration requirements under § 45 Act on metrology with cooperation of Slovak Institute of Metrology and Slovak Legal Metrology, n. o.,
  • assigns the verification tag, tag of partial verification, security tag, repairman security tag, temporary repairman security tag or montage security tag,
  • elaborates, supervises and regularly evaluates fulfillment of the contract between the Slovak Office of Standards, Metrology and Testing and the Slovak Institute of Metrology.

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