The Danish Accreditation and Metrology Fund – DANAK
The Danish Accreditation and Metrology Fund (DANAK) is a Service Company handling the administration of accreditation of laboratories, certification bodies and inspection bodies in Denmark. DANAK is appointed by The Danish Safety Technology Authority which is part of The Danish Ministry of Economics and Business Affairs to be the national accreditation body.
The Danish Accreditation and Metrology Fund were founded for that purpose by stakeholders (customers, industry and public authorities). DANAK is managed by a Board consisting of representatives from authorities and customers, industry, consumers and DANAK employees. The law on accreditation is found in the order on promotion of business.
The legislation on Accreditation is contained in the Law on Industry and Trade Promotion.
DANAK main activity
The primary activity is accreditation.Accreditation is assessment of laboratories, certification- and inspection bodies meeting requirements in international standards and thereby competent to carry out specific conformity assessment tasks, ex. calibration of measurement equipment, testing of goods, certification of management systems or inspection activities.
Accredited testing,calibration, inspection or certification used by companies and authorities when they need a independent third party assessment of the compliance of a product or a company to specific requirements. Beyond the main activity DANAK offers technical schemes of approval within Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Notification of construction products.
DANAK is cooperating with a number of international organisations to ensure that Danish regulations and demands in the areas of accreditation and metrology are at an international level and recognised globally. In the international cooperation for accreditation (EA) (IAF) (ILAC) the purpose is a harmonised interpretation and application of the international standards for accreditation of laboratories, certification and inspection bodies, and global recognition of accredited reports and certificates.