SLOVAKIA
COOMET MoU year of signing:1991 (associate member)
Area:110 860 km2
Population:5.44 million
last update: 31.03.2020

1. Law on metrology
Law on Metrology No. 157/2018 adapted on the 1st of July 2018
2. Metrological infrastructure
The institution responsible for national and other measurement standards and scientific metrology in Slovakia is the Slovak Institute of Metrology (SMU), which in accordance with the Law on Metrology is a contributory institution, responsible for the mentioned areas.
The Slovak Institute of Metrology (SMU) has been established in 1968 as the National Czechoslovak Institute of Metrology and has more than 51 years of experience. SMU fulfils tasks as the national metrology institution (NMI) for the Slovak Republic since 1st of January 1993. At the present time SMU is subsidized organization of the Slovak Office of Standards, Metrology and Testing (UNMS).
Main tasks of SMU include:
  • ensurance of implementation, preservation, development and international comparison of the national standard and unit transfer to a dedicated measurement device;
  • ensurance of international recognition of specific national standard;
  • representation of the Slovak Republic in international metrological organizations to which it is a member and assures the tasks that arise from this membership;
  • proposals on a specific standard for its declaration as a national standard, or its change of status to a non-national standard;
  • research in scientific and technical metrological fields;
  • calibration of operating standards and calibration of obligatorily calibrated measurement device and other measuring instrument and performance of official measurement;
  • verification of specified measuring devices, that are subject to verification;
  • approval of type for specific measurement devices;
  • supervision and the creation of certified reference materials within Slovakia;
  • development of technical standards;
  • specification of technical requirements and methods for verification of measuring instruments, subject to verification, and testing for type approval;
  • performance of tests of a specified range of ionizing radiation sources based on a special license issued under a separate regulation;
  • training and improvement of professional skills of employees in legal metrology, calibration centers and other employees, involved in technical measurements and metrology;
  • active participation on national and international projects in the field of metrology;
  • certification of employees in metrology;
  • conducting specialized and technical works in the field of accreditation and certification bodies.
General Director:Mr. Roman Kovac
Address:Karloveská 63, 842 55 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Telephone:+421 2 602 94 204
E-mail:kuruczova@smu.gov.sk
Web:https://www.smu.sk/
The institutions responsible for legal metrology are:
Slovak Office of Standards, Metrology and Testing (UNMS).It is the central steering body of the state administration in the field of metrology, standardisation and testing.
The main tasks and activities of the UNMS in the field of metrology are:
  • elaborates the concept of state policy in the field of metrology and ensures its realization;
  • prepares legislation and legal rules (acts and decrees) referring to legal metrology;
  • 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;
  • steering of metrology in the state in the scope given by the Act on Metrology, including subordinate metrology institutions (Slovak Institute of Metrology (SMU), Technical Testing Institute (TSU), Slovak Legal Metrology (SLM), Slovak National Accreditation Service (SNAS) and Slovak Metrology Inspectorate (SMI));
  • 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;
  • methodical supervision of metrological activities.
President of UNMS:Mrs. Katarina Surmikova Tatranska
Address:Štefanovičova 3, P.O. Box 76, 810 05 Bratislava 15, Slovak Republic
Telephone:+421 2 57 485 212
E-mail:predseda@normoff.gov.sk
Web:http://www.unms.sk/
Div. of Metrology:Mr. Zbynek Schreier
Telephone:+421 2 57 485 311
E-mail:zbynek.schreier@normoff.gov.sk
Slovak Legal Metrology (SLM), non-profit organisation, the SLM is charged with the following main activities:
  • verification of legally controlled measuring instruments;
  • calibration of reference and working standards for industry;
  • calibration of ordinary measuring instruments for customers;
  • carrying out of pattern evaluation of measuring instruments;
  • carrying out of interlaboratory comparisons.
General Director:Dr. Jaromir Markovic
Address:Hviezdoslavova 31 , 974 01 Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic
Telephone:+421 48 4719122
E-mail:slm@slm.sk
Web:http://slm.sk/
Slovak Metrology Inspectorate (SMI) a subordinate institution of the UNMS. Its main task is to perform the state metrology supervision over the compliance with the Law on Metrology and Decrees and supervision over measuring instruments and measurements in the Slovak Republic.
Director:Mr. Peter Kadlec
Address:Karloveská 63, 841 04 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Telephone:+421 2 /4020 36 70
E-mail:smi@smi.sk
Web:http://smi.sk/
Other institutions in the field of legal metrology are authorised bodies. These institutions are authorised by the UNMS for verification of specified types of legally controlled measuring instruments.
Organizations, responsible for calibration service
Calibration of operating instruments is mainly carried out by individual calibration laboratories, located at factories and other organizations. Some of these laboratories are accredited by the Slovak National Accreditation Service (SNAS) in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025. SMU and SLM also provide services on calibration of measuring instruments.
Slovak National Accreditation Service (SNAS)
Director:Mr. Martin Sencak
Address:Karloveská 63, 841 00 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Contact person:Mgr. Zuzana Tunegova
Telephone:+421 940 642 303
E-mail:snas@snas.sk, zuzana.tunegova@snas.sk
Web:http://www.snas.sk/
3. National measurement standards
Slovakia has 26 primary standards. Information on all standards of Slovakia, as well as their distribution by measurement areas is available at:
https://www.smu.sk/narodne-etalony/
4. Status of participation in Metre Convention
Member of the Metre Convention since 1922.
Signatory of the Mutual Recognition Agreement (CIPM MRA): Slovak Metrology Institute (SMU) (October 19, 1999).
(Has the right to use the CIPM MRA logo from March 13, 2007)

SMU has representatives in 5 BIPM Consultative Committees.
https://www.bipm.org/en/about-us/member-states/sk/
5. Certificates of recognition of QMS of NMIs (within COOMET)
Slovakia receives its NMI QMS recognition within EURAMET.
6. Status of Calibration and measurement capabilities (CMC data)
Slovakia publishes its CMC data within EURAMET.