Standards Information Centre
The video below depicts how quickly sub-standard Christmas lights can turn into a disaster. Related Standard: TTS/UL 588: 2008 SEASONAL AND…
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Toy safety experts from the Toy Industry Association (TIA) share a few important safety tips to keep in mind when shopping for a toy (video…
On November 13th 2012, many countries will celebrate the Hindu festival of Divali (Diwali), known as the 'Festival of Lights'. Divali signifies the…
Established in 1975 the Standards Information Centre (SIC) provides information on standards, technical regulations and in specialized areas of standardization namely Metrology, Standards, Testing, Inspection and Quality Systems. The SIC possesses the largest collection of standards in Trinidad and Tobago. It also houses a complete collection of National Standards, ISO Standards, and other Regional and International collections in both print and electronic formats.
To encourage greater use of standards and related services, the Standards Information Centre provides a range of services beneficial to public and private sector organizations as well as individuals. These services include:
- National Standards Database
- Sale of Standards
- Membership Programme
- Standards Updating
- Reference Facility
National Standards Database
The SIC maintains a database of all Trinidad and Tobago Standards. The database contains bibliographic information on over eight hundred voluntary and compulsory local standards. These standards have either been developed by TTBS and/or adopted. The content of these standards includes advertising, electrical engineering, environment, quality, packaging, labelling, textiles, footwear, garments, tourism, civil engineering, construction, occupational health and safety and vehicles.
Sale of Standards
The Sale of Standards involves sourcing and providing National, Regional and International Standards to private and public organizations as well as individuals upon request for a nominal fee.
The Membership Programme, provides members with special access to global information resources on National, Regional and International Standards, Technology, Quality Management and other related technical issues.
The Standards Updating Service provides members with up-to-date information to keep their existing standards and related documents current. This service is provided to non-members upon request.
Private and public sector organizations as well as individuals are allowed access to the Centre’s vast information resources to conduct research on standards and quality and issues.