Appointment for the testing and marking of precious metals
The appointment procedure commences when a legal entity or a sole trader files a request for appointment at the Metrology Institute (hereinafter referred to as ‘Institute’).
The director of the Institute appoints a three-member expert committee for the assessment (hereinafter referred to as ‘committee’). The committee proposes to the director of the Institute an opinion on the fulfilment of the requests for appointment on the basis of the study of the submitted documentation and an assessment visit with the applicant.
Based on the committee's opinion, the director of the Institute determines a proposal for appointment and submits it to the competent minister who issues a decision on appointment.
The decision on appointment defines in more detail the obligations of the appointed legal entity or sole trader.
The applicant who shows their competence with an accreditation document is issued a decision until the termination of the accreditation document. The decision on appointment may be extended only if the applicant submits valid evidence.
These terms apply to activity Establishing conformity of articles of precious metals
If a request for appointment also refers to testing, a valid accreditation document must be attached to the request.
A valid accreditation document issued in accordance with the standard on requirements for:
- the competence of testing and calibration laboratories (SIST EN ISO/IEC 17025).
Accreditation documents issued by the Slovenian Accreditation Institute are acquired by the Metrology Institute ex officio.
Suitable technical documentation must contain the following items:
- production process,
- input and output control of the production process – product testing and
- corrective and preventive measures,
- documentation management, and the keeping of records and
The entity establishing the conformity of articles of precious metals must have suitable staffing and technical capacity. They must provide suitably qualified personnel.