The Grenada Bureau of
Standards which was established by the Standards Act of 1989,
over the past 28 years has worked steadfastly and diligently in building a National Quality and Standardization
infrastructure in Grenada. Twenty Six years of development has produced significant development of the Bureau
capabilities and to date the Bureau has the capabilities of providing services and support to all the pillars of
the Quality Infrastructure.
Pillars of the Quality Infrastructure:
mandate of the Bureau is to "prepare and promote standards for all goods, services, practices and processes in
Grenada" (Standards Act of 1989). To date the Bureau has developed over 130 National Standards and maintains a
library of regional and international standards.
Metrology: Metrology is the Science of Measurements. The
Bureau is responsible for the enforcement of the Metrology Act of 1997. To date the Bureau has established legal
metrology programmes that are executed annually and covers the verification of scales and fuel dispensers,
verification of electrical meters and the verification of lottery balls. In addition to legal metrology the
Bureau supports the development of industry through the provision of verification and calibration services in
the areas of mass, volume, length and temperature.
Also known as “compliance
assessment”, is any activity to determine, directly or indirectly, that a process, product, or
service meets relevant technical standards and fulfills relevant requirements.
· Inspection &
Certification: The Bureau has established several certification
programmes in keeping with technical regulations that have been established.
· Testing: Twenty-eight years has seen the development of a
wide range of testing services. These include Construction Materials Testing; Physical, Chemical &
Microbiological Analysis of Foods; Analysis of Water, Alcohols and Essential Oils and Indoor Air
Bureau is the National Accreditation Focal Point that provides support to institutions seeking accreditation. In
leading this process the Bureau’s Analytical Chemistry Laboratory has attained ISO 17025 accreditation. This is
the first laboratory in Grenada to attain ISO 17025 accreditation.
Bureau continues to raise awareness through the provision of training programmes, having a social media presence
and engaging in out reach programmes in schaools and facilitating attachments where
The Grenada Bureau of Standards will continue it activities to develop Grenada’s Quality
Infrastructure so as to ensure economic growth and positive social development.