STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15
Welcome to the Standards Link from Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards, featuring the latest SLBS news and updates.
A copy of the newsletter can also be read on the SLBS website.
MAKING INFORMED PURCHASING DECISIONS – ENERGY EFFICIENT APPLIANCES
As a beneficiary of the Eastern Caribbean Energy Labelling Project (ECELP) the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) has expanded its testing capacity through the addition of a new laboratory for comparative energy consumption analyses. The new laboratory allows the SLBS to test refrigerating equipment which further supports the SLBS’ compliance program for energy efficiency labelling standards. read more>
Draft Standards Available for Public Comment
Draft Standards Available for Public Comment on Labelling of Commodities, Short Term Vehicle Rental.
Meet our new Certification standards officer
Magdalene N Eugene joined the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards as a Standards Officer within our Certification Department on September 15, 2014. Ms Eugene hails from the Alumi of Monroe College, located in Barnard Hill, Castries. There she graduated with a Bachelor of Science, cum laude in Public Health. read more>
2014 in Review
the SLBS HOSTS REGIONAL WORKSHOP.
The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards and the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) hosted a consultative workshop to focus attention on conformity assessment and a regional quality infrastructure. read more>
the slbs awards quality mark to food products.
It was a first for the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards, when it awarded quality mark for food products to a bakery and two agro-processing businesses. Debbies Plus Bakery, under the Addies Plus Bakery label of La Clery, Castries, Ms St. Rose Creole Delight in Bocage, Castries for the production of jams, guave cheese, fudge, sugar cake and juices and Vels Multi Services Ltd., Richfond, Dennery for Latanye wine and Mauby bark. read more>
the SLBS ENCOURAGES LOCAL COMPANIES TO OWN THE FUTURE.
In a related venture, the SLBS renewed the license for the use of the Saint Lucia Standard Mark to Paradise Springs and Sunfresh Limited, both bottlers of purified drinking water. Paradise Springs is into the 12th year of relicensing, while Sunfresh Limited, bottlers of Winfresh H2O-Purified Drinking Water is into the fourth year of the regime.
A GROUP OF HEALTH & Beauty Establishments lead the charge in quality.
An 2014 was the year of certification, Five spas earned the right to be called industry leaders, when they became certified to the Saint Lucia Code of Practice for Beauty and Wellness SLCP 13:2012. read more>
the SLBS LAUNCHES VERIFICATION SERVICE FOR THE HEALTH SECTOR.
A programme for the verification of measuring instruments used in the health sector was launched in 2014 as part of the SLBS mandate to protect health and safety.The verification programme targeting that sector is critical to ensuring that doctors and other health professionals are using reliable equipment in doing their jobs. read more>
the slbs & crosq convene meeting of information personnel in standardization.
St. Lucia was the venue for a regional meeting on the implementation of components of public awareness and information communication technology for standardization and conformity assessment under an European Union funded project for the region. read more>