The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) has expanded to offer metrology services from the new National Agricultural Diagnostic Facility (NADF) at Union. The Facility was officially opened on 10th December 2020.
The Metrology Department began operations at the Facility in June 2021. The Metrology Laboratory will continue to operate from the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards in Bisee, providing calibration services in the areas of mass and volume, which are within the scope of its ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.
The SLBS is the National Metrology Institute and National Legal Metrology Organization of Saint Lucia with responsibility for weights and measures. Metrology is the science of measurement and its application with legal metrology being the application of legal requirements to measurements and measuring instruments.
The expansion of the Metrology Department is part of continuous improvement in the delivery of quality infrastructure services to the Saint Lucian public and will ensure the optimization of the National Agricultural Diagnostic facility in the provision of services to the domestic and export markets. Both locations, at Bisee and Union, will be open to receive clients and service requests.