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BOBS verification sticker
Green Sticker marked “CORRECT”
Green Sticker marked “CORRECT”
Red sticker marked “REJECTED”
Red sticker marked “REJECTED”

What is the significance of the BOBS verification sticker?

This sticker is proof that a weighing or measuring instrument, that it is affixed to, has been examined, verified and tested as prescribed in the Weights and Measures Act Cap 43:06 and found to be either correct or incorrect. Benefits of having the sticker as a trader is that the sticker acts as proof that your instrument has been checked by an independent third party (BOBS) and deemed to be fit for use in trade whilst as a consumer the sticker gives you confidence that the instrument used for billing or costing the product you are buying has been independently checked and released for use in trade.
The verification sticker indicates, through a check -mark on the field marked with “Correct” and “Rejected”, whether the instrument has been released for use in trade, or whether its use is prohibited. A check mark on the “Correct” box shows the instrument has been checked and released for use in trade. On the other hand, a check-mark on the “Rejected” box shows that an instrument has been checked, found to be unfit or non-compliant with the regulations of the act and thus its use is for trading purposes is prohibited.
Any instrument used directly for trading purposes in Botswana should have this sticker. It is upon the seller to ensure compliance before use.
Who is responsible for placing/removing the sticker on the instrument?
– An Inspector/Assizer from BOBS’ Trade Metrology Unit is responsible for placing/ removing this sticker on the instrument after verification.
The Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) understands the importance of impartiality and confidentiality in carrying out its management system certification activities. BOBS management is committed to gaining and maintaining the reputation, credibility and ultimately, confidence of its stakeholders in rendering its certification services. Additionally, BOBS strives to continuously manage foreseen potential conflicts of duty and interest and ensures objectivity of its activities under the management system certification. To achieve the above, BOBS shall identify, analyse, record and manage potential conflict of duty and interest to ensure that certification services are not provided within relationships that have been identified to pose an unacceptable threat to impartiality. An Impartiality Committee shall periodically review activities of the certification function to verify commitment to credibility and fairness. The Committee shall further assist in the development of policies relating to impartiality of providing certification activities. BOBS is committed to maintaining in strict confidence all information accessed while rendering the certification services and shall ensure that such information is not divulged to third parties without the Client’s written consent unless if required by law.
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BOBS Head Office
Physical Address —
Plot No, 55745, Block 8, Mail Airport Road
Postal Address —
Private Bag B048,
Gaborone, Botswana
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Road, Block 3 Industrial,
Gaborone, Botswana
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