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UNBS ENGINEERING MATERIALS TESTING LABORATORY GETS SANAS ACCREDITATION

  20th December , 2023 ,       Hits: 1147

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards Engineering Materials Testing Laboratory has officially attained accreditation from the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) as the SANAS Facility T1009. 

The facility is accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017 General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.

The SANAS accreditation means that test results from the UNBS Engineering Materials Testing Laboratory are internationally recognised, and support various activities such as certification; imports inspection as well as the promotion of exports to various external markets.

This is the third UNBS Laboratory to be internationally accredited in addition to the Food safety laboratories (the Chemistry and the Microbiology labs), thus consolidating UNBS’ position as the apex standards regulatory agency in Uganda, with fully furnished and functional quality assurance infrastructure.

The UNBS Engineering Materials Testing Laboratory carries out various tests on different building and engineering materials to evaluate their compliance to standards, aimed at safeguarding the interest of both the consumer and producer; and assure the quality of goods purchased. This is also in line with the UNBS mandate of ensuring fair trade and protecting the consumer and environment against dangerous and harmful substandard products.

Some of the materials and products tested by the UNBS Engineering Materials Testing Laboratory include:

The testing fees can be found on the UNBS website via https://unbs.go.ug//e-services/testing-fees/

The business community is encouraged to make use of the available UNBS internationally accredited laboratories to get certification and increase the competiveness of Uganda products on the national, regional, continental and international markets.

About SANAS

The South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) is a signatory to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) which gives it world-wide recognition as a competent body for carrying out independent evaluation of certification bodies against recognised standards. International accreditation agreements provide a mechanism that allows accredited certificates to be accepted around the world which reduces the risk of products and services being rejected in international markets.

About UNBS

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a Government Agency responsible for developing, promoting and enforcing of national standards in the protection of Public Health and Safety, and the Environment against harmful and sub-standard products.

For more information, please contact:

Sylvia Kirabo,

Principal Public Relations Officer,

Uganda National Bureau of Standards,

Plot 2 - 12, Bypass Link, Bweyogerere Industrial & Business Park,

P.O Box 6329 Kampala, Uganda.

Telephone: 256 0703 196 903 / 256 417 333250

Toll Free Line: 0800133133

E-mail: sylvia.kirabo@unbs.go.uginfo@unbs.go.ug

Website: www.unbs.go.ug