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SAAMF Roadshow Durban 14 June 2006

SAAMF Roadshow Durban 14 June 2006

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SAAMF Roadshow Durban 14 June 2006

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  1. SAAMFRoadshow Durban 14 June 2006 SA National Measuring System Steve Sidney National Laboratory Association

  2. Key Components • Standards • Physical Standards • Paper Standards • Assurance of Quality • Regulatory • Stakeholders

  3. Physical Standards (Metrology) • Institution – NML • Responsibilities • Traceability to SI • Maintenance • Dissemination • Resolve measurement problems

  4. Physical Standards (Metrology)

  5. Paper Standards (Standardisation) • Stansa (formerly SABS) • Responsibilities • Develop relevant standards • Evaluate international standards for local use • Take stakholder opinion into account • South African ISO member

  6. Assurance of quality (Accreditation) • SANAS (South Africa National Accreditation System) • Responsibilities • Evaluation of technical competence • Implement MLA for international recognition • Facilitate trade by removal of TBT’s • Acknowledge stakeholder input

  7. Regulatory • Dept’s Labour, Health, Trade & Industry, DME, Agriculture etc • Responsibilities • Implement requirements where public well being at risk • eg Weights & Measures, Hospitals etc • SABS Legal Metrology have been appointed to act in place of government department

  8. World Trade Organisation Non-Tariff Barriers Tariff Barriers Other Technical Barriers to Trade Standardisation (ISO/IEC) Accreditation (ILAC/IAF) Metrology (CIPM/BIPM) Legal Metrology (OIML) Quality INTERNATIONAL SADCSTAN CEN/CENELEC PASC SADCA EA APLAC SADCMET EUROMET APMP SADCMEL WELMEC APLMF SQAMEG REGIONAL SAQI SAEF STANSA SANAS CSIR-NML SABS SOUTH AFRICA Company and Industry Standards and Specifications Calibration and testing laboratories (ISO17025,GLP) Certification ISO9000, ISO14000, ISO 16949 etc (Private Sector)

  9. Stakeholders • NLA, SAAMF, etc • Responsibilities • Provide technical guidance to all the key measurement institutions • Represent the voice of the user

  10. Questions

  11. Thank You