18th June , 2021 , Hits: 1606
It has been observed that, substandard Iron Bars are flooding the market with many unsuspecting individuals falling victim. The sale of substandard iron bars deprives the customer of the value for their money, promotes unfair trade and compromises with the quality of the construction thus safety of structures.
All ribbed bars should meet the requirements of the Ugandan Standard US EAS 412-2:2019 - Steel for the reinforcement of concrete - Part 2: Ribbed bars (3rd Edition). Bars not meeting these specifications in the standard shall not be placed in the market for sale.
Most of the substandard bars have the following characteristics:
Customers are encouraged to verify the labelling of the steel bars before purchase. The bars should be marked/labelled as follows:
UNBS warns all manufacturers, importers, stockists, dealers and contractors against selling/using substandard steel bars. If found, the substandard iron bars will be seized and destroyed with no recourse and charges will be brought against you in accordance with the Laws of the Republic of Uganda. This warning takes immediate effect.
DO NOT BE A VICTIM!
Choose the right rebars for your construction and do not compromise the integrity in strength and safety of your building, neighbourhood, and image of Uganda. Always check with your supplier or contractor to ensure the following:
For all other Standard requirements, it is your fundamental right to;
All special orders deviating from the set specifications must have express permission from UNBS, however, these are not supposed to be offered for sale.
We encourage all manufacturers and stockists to educate their customers the meaning thereof.
For More Information Contact;
Uganda National Bureau of Standards,
Bweyogerere Industrial and Business Park,
Plot 2 - 12, Bypass Link
P.O Box 6329
Telephone: 0417 333 250, 0417 333 251, 0417 333 252
Toll-Free: 0800 133 133
WhatsApp: 0713 227 580