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Zanzibar Bureau of Standards

ISO 9001: 2015 CERTIFIED

Standards | Quality | Life


Our laboratories and Scope of testing
Currently, ZBS owns three Operating Laboratories namely:-

This laboratory has capacity to test all house hold appliances, electrical installation accessories, cables, batteries, lamps, Information technology equipments, Residual current operated circuit-breaker without integral over current protection for household and similar uses(RCCBs), multimedia and similar electronic apparatus and some commercial electrical and electronic products.

This laboratory has capacity to test petroleum products (diesel, petrol, kerosene and JET A1), all kinds of engine oil and lubricants, Soaps, fertilizers, detergents and cosmetics.

This laboratory has capacity to test most of food products on a chemical parameters including physical parameters, Aflatoxin, Pesticide residues and heavy metals

It has capacity of testing most of microorganisms and some viruses in food products including E.coli, Coliform, Yeast & mould, Total viable count, pseudomonas, salmonella spp, Staphylococcus aureus etc.

In this lab various products of textile and leather can be analyzed including Kanga, kitenge, diapers, pads, raw fabrics, toilet paper, napkins, threads, yarns, curtains, bedspreads, blankets, carpets, towels, papers, gloves, masks, ropes, papers, tissues socks, underwear, nightdress, vest,kanzu, tents, swimwear, non-woven bags, jackets , leather belts, footwear, shoes, sportnets, fishing nets, seat cover, wallets, surgical gowns and caps etc.

It can test and analyze the package products including the PET resins, Sacks, woven polypropylene bags, bread bags, bottle closure, plastic bags, milk bottles, paper carrier bags, tissues, metal cans, aluminum foil, coffee disposable paper cups etc.

This lab can analyze and test the building materials including cement, bitumen, soil, concrete, cubes, marble, iron sheets, gypsum board, cornices, tiles, ceramics, motor, blocks, bricks, gypsum powder, gypsum plaster, marine boards, coarse aggregates, fine aggregates, reinforcements, aluminium, limes etc.