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Testing - Overview

Our testing activities provide an extensive array of testing, calibration, inspection and evaluation capabilities across a diverse range of technologies. Our testing capability is the most extensive and comprehensive service of its kind in Southern Africa.

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.