Historic Vote Ties Kilogram and Other Units to Natural Constants

Versailles, France—A convocation of delegates representing 60 countries voted today in Versailles to implement the most significant change to the International System of Units (SI) in more than 130 years. For the first time, all measurement units will be defined by natural phenomena rather than by physical artifacts.

READ MORE

Goods Inspection

Pre-packaged Goods, Construction Goods, Appliance/Safety Products, Tyres, Starter Batteries, etc.

Device Verification

Verification of Fuel Station Pumps, Courier Scales, Supermarket, Goceries and Mini Mart Scales.

Certification Services

Product Certification, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, Tourism Certifications, Internal Audits.

Search for Standards

The TTBS maintains a database of all Trinidad and Tobago voluntary and compulsory standards.

LEGAL

METROLOGY

INSPECTORATE

(LMI)

Legal metrology is the branch of metrology that deals with laws and regulations relating to units of measurement, measuring devices and measurement methods. It helps provide support and protection to areas such as public safety, health, the environment and trade.

Indeed, one of the main roles of legal metrology is to ensure that measuring devices used in trade provide accurate measurements. This is done through a process called verification.

Read More

Lab Services

The Laboratory Services Division of the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards provides testing and calibration services to the manufacturing, commercial and public sectors in the country. See below for more.

Electrical Products Laboratory

All tests are conducted in strict accordance with national and/or international standards.
Learn More

Fibre Products Laboratory

All tests are conducted in strict accordance with national and/or international standards.
Learn More

Materials Testing Laboratory

All tests are conducted in strict accordance with national and/or international standards.
Learn More

Chemical Products Laboratory

All tests are conducted in strict accordance with national and/or international standards.
Learn More

Inspection Body Conforms to ISO/IEC 17020:2012

Conformity assessment — Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection

ISO/IEC 17020:2012 specifies requirements for the competence of bodies performing inspection and for the impartiality and consistency of their inspection activities. It applies to inspection bodies of type A, B or C, as defined in ISO/IEC 17020:2012, and it applies to any stage of inspection.

Read More

TRAINING/

CONSULTANCY/

FACILITY RENTALS

Premier Quality Services Limited (PQSL)

Premier Quality Services Limited (PQSL) is the fully owned subsidiary of the Trinidad & Tobago Bureau of Standards. PQSL provides training and consultancy services to both private and public sectors at the national and regional level in the fields of certified health and safety, environmental and quality management systems.

Visit PQSL Website

The Link to Sustainable Development
and Competitiveness

The National Quality Policy (NQP) is an essential instrument to develop a quality culture in all sectors of Trinidad and Tobago’s economy and society, which ultimately supports the diversification and growth of the economy…

READ MORE

LAB

ACCREDITATION

(TTLABS)

TTLABS as the National Accreditation Body for laboratories provides accreditation services to testing laboratories (this includes medical laboratories) and calibration laboratories.
Laboratory Accreditation therefore is a process which gives formal recognition to the technical competence of a laboratory to perform specific tests, types of tests or calibrations.

Read More