Testing is an essential step and tool in conformity assessment process which conform whether products meet standards or not by conducting analytical activities of products.
The aim of testing is to ensure that the products whether imported or manufactured within the country comply with relevant standards, or they are safe for human and animal consumption as well as environmental friendly
The primary objective of the testing services of ZBS laboratories is to assure the accuracy and precision of laboratory results so that they will be reliable, interpretable, repeatable, and defensible.
To establish and maintain National and International recognition through compatibility with the requirements of relevant standards.
To strive to meet or exceed the customer needs and expectations for precision, accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity.
The laboratory management and personnel are committed to perform quality activities to assure integrity, accuracy, precision, reliability, timeliness of the data and confidentiality.
Currently, ZBS owns three Operating Laboratories namely:-
For those products that cannot be measured within the ZBS laboratories, the samples are subcontracted to the competence laboratories through definable, specific and documented procedures in agreement with the customer. Nevertheless, are based on ISO 17025:2017 and as directed in Zanzibar Standards Act No 1 of 2011.
The Chemistry laboratory has been awarded the Certificates of excellences in proficiency testing for engine oil in September, 2020 and Gasoil in January 2021 organized by the Institute for Interlaboratory Studies in the Netherlands.
ZBS aims to expand testing scope on variety of products which are imported and are locally produced. Therefore our recent plan is to establish Building and Construction laboratory, Textile laboratory and part of Metrology laboratory. In addition to that, ZBS also strives to acquire National and International recognition through accreditation.