PUBLIC NOTICE: IMPORTERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES INTO KENYA
Posted on: 18-08-2014
This is to notify all importers of Motor Vehicles into Kenya, that the contract for Motor Vehicle inspection between Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Center Co. Ltd (JEVIC) has been terminated in line with the current contract that expires on 15th January 2015. Please be advised.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Updated List on The Banned Brands of Dry Cell Batteries from Sale in Kenya.
Posted on: 13-08-2014
UPDATED LIST ON THE BANNED BRANDS OF DRY CELL BATTERIES FROM SALE IN KENYA
Below is an updated list of banned brands of dry cell batteries. This follows consistent surveillance monitoring of the performance of the brands of dry cell batteries.
1. Bongo (PVC Jacket)
3. Ever Power
4. Every Day
5. Dura Power
6. Duke Cell
8. Golden Bell
9. K. Power
11. Long Life
14. Lion Brand
15. Eco Energy
16. Ever Top
22. Mega Power
24. Pair Dear
25. Double Cat
27. Golden Power
28. Green Energy
29. Sun Watt
31. Volt Supar
32. Double Lion
33. MW Super Qualiaty
37. Moon Rabit
39. Brade Power
KEBS Inspection Agencies have been instructed not to inspect the above named brands.
Any imports/manufacture of above dry cell batteries will be destroyed at the importer’s/manufacture’s cost.
The Kenya Bureau of Standards provides training to industry as part of its task of creating awareness and technical expertise in areas of Quality Management and Conformity Assessment. The Laboratory Management Seminar is one such training meant for laboratory personnel, research scientists, Quality Controllers, Quality Inspectors, practising professionals and Managers in Industry/Organizations who intend to or are implementing good laboratory practice.
The purpose of this course is to impart skills on the principles and practices of an effective laboratory quality system in accordance to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.
The five day course provides an in-depth knowledge on the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard, emphasis will particularly be placed on application of statistics on data management in the laboratory. The course will also cover method validation and uncertainty of measurements in addition to general laboratory management practices.
The course includes presentations, case studies, group exercises/practicals
Venue: The course will be held at Mombasa Beach Hotel Dates: 24th -28th November 2014 Fees: Kshs. 95,000/= Fully Residential exclusive of 16% VAT. This amount includes ; full board accommodation, seminar fee and stationery.
Kshs. 70,000/= Non Residential exclusive of 16% VAT. This amount includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, seminar fee and stationery.
You are invited to nominate at least one participant to the seminar. All nominated participants are required to bring scientific calculators or laptop computers.
Please complete the nomination form, detach and return to us as soon as possible. Payments should be made at least two weeks before the start of the course.
5th International Conference on Plastics Piping Systems for Transportation of Fluids & Exhibition.
Posted on: 30-06-2014
THEME : "The Role Of Plastic Pipes In The Infrastructure Development For Water, Gaseous Fuels And Mining In Africa" DATE : 11TH - 12TH SEPTEMBER 2014 VENUE : THE BOMA HOTEL, SOUTH C (NEAR KEBS HEADQUARTERS) Nairobi
KEBS celebrates the 43rdworld standards day- 16th october 2012 World Standards Dayis celebrated each year on 14th October to pay tribute to the efforts of thousands of experts worldwide that collaborate with International Standards Bodies like (International Electro-technical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International telecommunications Union (ITU),to develop International Standards that facilitate trade, spread knowledge and promote technologicaladvances.
The theme this year is, "Less waste, better results - Standards increase efficiency".Standards are crucial for increasing efficiency, while efficiency is crucial for success in today’s challenging and competitive economic environment. This issue has drawn a lot of attention as global economies are challenged with sustainability and financial uncertainty. Optimization of resources in any organization provides a foundation for better results. Efficiency is the ability to achieve organizational objectives by implementing processes in production or services that facilitate provision of safe, functional and quality products with minimal waste, expense, or unnecessary effort. Efficiency helps organizations meet their goals as they maximize profits.
Posted on: 22-10-2012
Notice to all Cement Manufacturers, Importers and Distributors KEBS has noted that cement that does not comply with the requirements specified in the Kenya standard on labeling is being offered for sale in the Kenyan market. The Kenya Standard KS 1829: 2004: Labeling of products - General Requirements, gives the general requirements for the marking and labeling of products made in Kenya and those imported into the country. The standard requires that the following information shall be indelibly and legibly displayed on products:
Name of the product,
Date of manufacture,
Active ingredient content,
Instructions for use among others.
Manufacturers, importers and distributors of cement are advised to ensure that the products comply with the standard before being released to the market. Posted on: 20-07-2012