​​​​FINAS Finnish Accreditation Service is a unit of the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency, Tukes. Operations of FINAS are led by the Director of FINAS and the Accreditation Board. With regard to its clients and other interest groups, FINAS is an independent operator. Regulations verifying FINAS's independent position have been included in legislation pertaining to Tukes.  Operations are directed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

FINAS's full-time personnel include the ​Director of FINAS, 15 lead assessors and seven assistants for assessment activities who are in charge of the accreditation service. Technical expertise for the assessments is acquired from experts outside FINAS who act as contract-based technical assessors. In addition, external assessors who are trained for the task act as lead assessors.

FINAS organisation.


personnel; organisation