Development of Standards
Draft Standards at Enquiry Stage
Before a standard can be published, it is an international practice that drafts are available for public comments. This will give any interested party the opportunity to influence the content of a standard. A list of titles of these draft standards and their respective enquiry deadlines are available from our Standards Library – contact the Librarian on (+356) 2395 2000.
Comments are to be sent either by e-mail or by mail to the Head of Standardization on e-mail email@example.com or by mail to the address below. All comments will be taken into consideration and discussed in the appropriate SMI technical committee/s.
Draft Standards at Voting Stage
The MCCAA is required to express the national vote as to whether a standard is acceptable or not. This is the last possibility for interested parties to make their comments on a draft standard. A list of titles of draft standards at voting stage and their respective voting deadlines are available from our Standards Library – contact the Librarian on (+356) 2395 2000.
Comments are to be sent either by e-mail or by mail to the Head of Standardization on e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the following address below. The Authority will take into consideration all comments before expressing its national vote. Head of StandardizationStandards and Metrology InstituteMaltaCompetition and Consumer Affairs AuthorityMizzi House,National RoadBlata l-Bajda HMR9010Malta
Published Standards by Endorsement
Maltese standards are nationally implemented by endorsement in the Government Gazette. All the listed published standards are available from our Standards Library – contact the Librarian on (+356) 2395 2000.
Downloadable Catalogue of standards
Pure National Standards
The standards listed below are national standards developed by the Maltese standards body through different Maltese technical committees.
Specification for keyboard allocation of graphic characters for data processing
Maltese Data and Information Requirements on Information and Communication Technology
Hand-made Maltese Lace- Characteristics and Identification Parameters
Traditional hand-made Maltese filigree- General Characteristics and identification parameters
Colour coding of containers for the separate collection of wastes
MSA EN 1990:2002
National Annex for: Eurocode 1:Basis of Structural Design
MSA EN 1991-1-1:2002
National Annex for: Eurocode 1:Actions on structures Part1.1: General actions - Densities, selfweight, and imposed loads for buildings
MSA TS 1200:2004
Indoor Air Quality - Reduction of effects of smoking on non-smokers - Requirements
Motor Vehicle Repairs - Repairers management system- Requirements
MSA TS 800:2007
Degradable Plastic Carrier Bags – Test Method
Remote Gaming – Operators Management System - Requirements
Biotechnology- Control of Public Health Pests - Operators’ Management System Requirements
Milk distributors - Transportation and distribution of pasteurised milk and milk products – Requirements
Food Safety Guidelines for the Retail Sector
Food Safety Guidelines for the Catering Sector
Public Playgrounds – Requirements for Public Playgrounds Safety and their Management
Indoor Play Facilities - Safety - Requirements for Indoor Play Facilities and their Managament
The following shows the National Standardization Work Programme of MCCAA. It gives a list of draft Maltese Standards that are available for public consultation. Comments are welcome up to the indicated dates to be considered by the Technical Committee drafting the standard. Draft standards may then be modified before being issued as Maltese Standards.
|Draft Standard||Current Stage||Next Stage||Download File|
DSM 5200:2014 "Photo-Voltaic Installations - General Safety Requirements of PV panel installations."
Public Enquiry ending 16-02-15
|Publication - Q2 2015||PDF 3|
DSM 3800:2014 - Accessibility for All in the Built Environment
Public Enquiry ending 06-02-15
|Publication - Q2 2015||PDF 1|
DSM 3200 - Cash-in-Transit
Public Enquiry ending 31-10-14
| Publication - Q4 2014 ||N/A|
DSM 5100 - PV Installations
Public Enquiry ending 28-11-14
|Publication - Q1 2015 ||PDF 2|
DSM 4300 - Day Centres
Initial Work Item
|Public Enquiry - Q2 2015||N/A|
DSM 6000:20xx - Ring Sports for minors - Safety management system requirements
Initial Work Item
|Public Enquiry - Q2 2015||N/A|
Interested parties wishing to submit comments on the above and in participating in development of Maltese, international or European standards are invited to write to the Head of Standardization on e-mail email@example.com or correspond by mail at the address below.
List of European Technical Committees can be found at:
CEN - European Committee for Standardization
CENELEC - European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
ETSI – European Telecommunications Standards Institute Head of StandardizationStandards and Metrology InstituteMaltaCompetition and Consumer Affairs AuthorityMizzi House,National RoadBlata l-Bajda HMR9010Malta