Botswana Bureau of Standards provides an array of tests for various products and commodities from the industry and various sectors of the economy. The testing is performed to verify the quality of the product and conformity to specified requirements.
Our testing prides itself with well equipped state-of-the-art instrumentation and modern laboratory facilities coupled with extensively trained and experienced technical personnel. The BOBS testing facilities are among the best in the region and beyond. These testing laboratories offer a wide spectrum of conformance testing on raw materials, semi-finished and finished products in the areas of Chemistry, Microbiology, Textles, Mechanical, Civil and Electrical Engineering.
The purpose of testing vary and may include:
- Verification/confirmation of conformity to standards
Verification of composition of and quality of materials
The valuing of goods for purposes of trade
Part of investigation on product complaints
Confirming absence or presence of banned substances in products
Verify claim against labelling of products
Product performance tests
The testing is conducted in accordance with the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025 Standard – General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.
In addition testing is conducted following internationally recognized and acceptable standards methods such as ISO, EN, IEC, ASTM, BS, SANS, SAZ, BOS and many others as applicable.
The fundamental objective of the BOBS testing service is to offer cost- effective testing to our valued customers and enhance product value for the benefit of the consumer. The laboratories are continuously expanding its testing capability and capacity informed by the demand for testing and advents in new technology.