Testing - Overview
High priority is given to the accreditation of test and calbration laboratories. The most widely implemented accreditation is by SANAS (SA National Accreditation System) in terms of SABS/ISO/IEC 17025 "General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories". Where relevant, activities are also recognized for Good Laboratory Practice (OECD-GLP) compliance. In many cases, specific activities are approved testing and/or inspection authorities for the Department of Labour, Department of Health, Medicines Control Council and the National Nuclear Regulator.