assurance to the consumers
Botswana Bureau of Standards provides testing of various products and commodities from the industry and various sectors of the economy.
The process of establishing and rectifying the accuracy of a measuring or testing equipment.
The testing is performed to verify the quality of the product and conformity to specified requirements as well as for regulatory compliance purpose. The BOBS testing laboratories are well equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and modern laboratory facilities coupled with extensively trained and experienced technical personnel. Testing laboratories offer a wide spectrum of conformance testing on raw materials, semi-finished and finished products in the areas of Chemistry, Microbiology, Textiles, Mechanical, Civil and Electrical Engineering.
Testing is offered as means to provide assurance to the consumers of the goods and regulators, this is to enable;
BOBS laboratories are operated in accordance with the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025 Standard – General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. Some of the test methods offered are accredited by Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) which is attestation that BOBS laboratories are competent to perform specific tests. Additionally testing follows internationally recognized and acceptable standards methods such as ISO, EN, IEC, ASTM, BS, SANS, and many others as applicable.