Standards are meant as a quality assurance tool. As a consumer for many products and services, there are many standards addressing different sectors. Visit the Standards catalogue and filter by the different sectors of interest.
BOBS can help with calibration of testing and measuring instruments. For more information visit the Calibration Services Page
As a consumer you might want to verify a product you seek to purchase against a standard. BOBS has laboratories that offer testing in areas of micro-biology, chemistry, textiles, mechanical, civil engineering, and electrical engineering. This is a way for you to have assurance on the quality of the product you are purchasing. To get more information visit the Testing Services page.
There are some products that are certified by BOBS against a Standards. This is a way for you to have assurance on the quality of the product. To get a product certified or a list of products that are certified visit the Certified Products page
Regulation of Compulsory Standards
Regulation of Measuring & Weighing Instruments for Trade
Traders use measuring and weighing instruments to package and price their products. To ensure that these instruments are measuring correctly, by law they must be checked and verified for measuring correctly. BOBS does these checks on an annual basis and as a sign of compliance or non-compliance these instruments marked with a Stamp of assize sticker. To ensure you are buying from a trader using checked and compliant instruments verify the sticker. To get more information on the stickers visit the Stamp of Assize stickers page
The BOBS Information Centre situated at the Head Office in Gaborone is an international reference point for information about standards, technical regulations, and certification servicess in Botswana. You are free to visit or contact the centre to get more information. Visit the Info Centre page to learn more as well as their contact details.