SLBS hosts Workshop for World Accreditation Day
The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards marked World Accreditation Day on June 9th with a focus on promoting accreditation to make the world safer.
The SLBS hosted a halfday workshop for laboratory personnel on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”. The standard targets organizations that produce testing and calibration results excluding medical laboratories.
The SLBS as the National Accreditation Focal point has spearheaded a number of efforts to advance accreditation and its uses to regulators and users, to encourage good practice, and build consumer confidence that organizations are conforming to exacting requirements based on international standards.
Head of the Certification Department Dr. Xanthe Dubussion was the lead presenter at the workshop.
Saint Lucia makes its mark on World Metrology Celebrations
For the third year running the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards has maintained the lead in the observance of World Metrology Day in the English speaking Caribbean.
Saint Lucia and Cuba were the only Caribbean countries to present activities to commemorate the observance which was held on May 20th under the theme for “Constant Evolution of the International System of Units.”
This year the SLBS took its message to two secondary schools in the South of the island for a presentation of "Physics in Metrology" to students of Physics in form 4.
Metrology and the use of the metric system of measurement is part of the Physics CSEC Syllabus and the presentation to students is aimed at inspiring the next generation of metrologists, physicists, engineers and encourage interest in science as a whole.
SLBS promotes Compliance to Labelling Standards
The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards is promoting actively training in the implementation of key standards for various sectors of the economy.
A second wave of participants for training in labeling was held for graphic artist, distributors, retailers and agro-processors to provide a clear and detailed understanding of the requirements of the compulsory labeling standards for food and goods that must be met in order to be sold in Saint Lucia.
The Compliance Department of the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards maintains a robust regime of market surveillance which targets the labels of goods offered for sale for compliance to the standards.
Standards Officer Sheena Roserie spoke of what is offered in the programme.
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