SMART-BUS SOUTH AFRICAN BUREAU OF STANDARDS SABS
SABS is a statutory body that was established in terms of the Standards Act, 1945 (Act No. 24 of 1945) and continues to operate in terms of the latest edition of the Standards Act, 2008 (Act No. 29 of 2008) as the national institution for the promotion and maintenance of standardization and quality in connection with commodities and the rendering of services.
- SABS publishes national standards which it prepares through a onsensus process in technical committees, provides information on national standards of all countries as well as international standards
- SABS tests and certifies products and services to standards
- SABS develops technical regulations (compulsory specifications) based on national standards, monitors and enforces compliance with such technical regulations
- SABS monitors and enforces legal metrology legislation
- SABS promotes design excellence
- SABS provides training on aspects of standardization.
With a view to maximising its service delivery to the industries it serves, SABS recently aligned its activities with seven different industry sectors, each housing the whole range of SABS services pertinent to a particular industry. This change ensures easy access to products, faster reaction and turn-around times, and the creation of centres of knowledge excellence that will be easily available to clients.
The seven industry sectors are:
- Food and Health
- Mechanical and Materials
- Mining and Minerals