Metrology

Metrology is the science of measurement. The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards administers the Metrology Act No. 17 of 2000 and the Metrology Regulations No. 113 of 2001. Our metrology legislation is derived from recommendations of the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) and is therefore WTO compliant. This legislation gives the Bureau responsibility to regulate all …

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Certification

The Certification Department is responsible for the SLBS Certification Programme which forms part of the conformity assessment system of SLBS.  It is a national certification programme which provides assurance that products, services and processes meet national standards/specifications.The programme was developed to improve the quality, competitiveness of the products and services produced in Saint Lucia. The …

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Compliance

CSCP: Import Monitoring This component involves the monitoring of all products imported into St. Lucia for which compulsory standards have been adopted. It helps prevent the entry of goods, which are likely to be a danger to consumers and the environment. These currently include: Packaged Water Cigarettes Household electrical appliances Tyres (new/used) Labels of prepackaged …

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Standards Development

The Standards Development Department (SDD) is responsible for the development and maintenance of national standards and the formulation of national positions on  regional and international standardization issues.. The Department manages and coordinates the work of various technical committees, comprised of  representatives of relevant stakeholder groups and technical experts, that  contribute to the overall development of …

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ISO to help Strengthen Public Policy Outcomes with Standards

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards is currently hosting an International Standards Organization (ISO) Regional Workshop on Standards in Support of Public Policies from 22nd to 24th May 2018. Saint Lucia will benefit from ISO’s Action Plan for Developing Countries 2016-2020. ISO is implementing a five point plan aimed at improving developing countries’ opportunities for …

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New Director Appointed to the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards has a new director. The newest addition to the SLBS management is Mr. Verne Emmanuel. Mr. Emmanuel brings with him more than 10 years experience in the field of engineering and project management. He will be responsible for directing, controlling, planning and organizing the affairs of the SLBS, with …

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