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.
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
Fibre Products Laboratory
Materials Testing Laboratory
Chemical Products Laboratory
ISO 17020 Certified Inspectorate
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.
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.
The Link to Sustainable Development
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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.