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NATIONAL METROLOGY SEMINAR
Posted on: 22-09-2017
Event Details are as follows:

Dates: 6th - 8th December 2017
Venue: Mombasa
Contact Email : - To be announced later


STAKEHOLDERS : TECHNICAL COMMITTEE NORMINATION FORMS
Posted on: 14-09-2017

The Kenya Bureau of Standards is developing standards in the following ;

1. Steel and Aluminium Products and Metallurgy Sector.
2. Tractors Sector
3. Refigiration and Air Conditioning
4. Welding and Allied Sector
We are therefore reconstructing Technical Committees to develop these Standards.

For Detailed Information Download the Document below:
REPRESENTATION IN THE STEEL AND ALUMINIUM PRODUCTS AND METALLURGY TECHNICAL COMMITTEES
REPRESENTATION IN TRACTOR TECHNICAL COMMITTEES
REPRESENTATION IN THE REFRIGIRATION AND AIR CONDITION TECHNICAL COMMITTES
REPRESENTATION IN WELDING AND ALLIED TECHNICAL COMMITTEES


PUBLIC NOTICE : WATER BOTTLING GUIDELINES
Posted on: 07-09-2017

The Kenya Bureau of Standards is a Statutory Organisation mandated by the Constitution of Kenya under the Standards Act, Chapter 496 of the Laws of Kenya to:

(a)Promote standardization in industry and commerce
(b)Control, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, the use of standardization marks and distinctive mark among other functions.

For the last 10 years the water sector has seen unprecedented growth. This has resulted in mushrooming of water bottling businesses across the country.
In order to guarantee a safety management in water bottling plants, KEBS wishes to emphasis on existing water bottling controls.

For Detailed Information Download the Document below:
WATER BOTTLING FIRMS NOTICE


PRESS RELEASE : ALL IMPORTED PHARMACETICAL GOODS TO UNDERGO THE PRE-EXPORT INSPECTION FROM SEPTEMBER
Posted on: 06-09-2017

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) have formed a partnership which will see all imported medical devices, food supplements, medical cosmetics, and herbal products inspected under the Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) to Standards programme.
The new guideline, will kick off on September 1st and is aimed at protecting the public against imported pharmaceutical products that do not comply with local quality standards and technical regulations.
The joint effort between the two organizations is aimed at leveraging KEBS' PVoC programme which inspects imported goods at the country of origin before they arrive in the country for sale/distribution.
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) is the National Drug Regulatory Authority established under the Pharmacy and Poisons Act, Chapter 244, the Laws of Kenya. PPB is mandated to regulate the Practice of Pharmacy and the Trade in Drugs and Poisons. KEBS is mandated to offer, among other services, quality inspection of imports based on Kenya Standards or approved specifications.
With this guideline, products and other allied healthcare borderline products falling under the regulated mandate of Pharmacy and Poisons Board must comply with the Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) to Standards programme implemented by KEBS.
According to a notice by KEBS and PPB, the importers of medical devices, food supplements, medical cosmetics, herbal products must obtain Certificates of Conformity (CoC) for their cargo before applying for Import Permits from Pharmacy and Poisons Board through the Kenya National Single Window Electronic (Kentrade) System.

For Detailed Information Download the Document below:
PRESS RELEASE - PHARMACETICAL DOCUMENT


UPDATED PVoC MANUAL VERSION 4
Posted on: 30-08-2017

PVOC Program is a conformity assessment program applied to products at the respective exporting countries, to ensure their compliance with the applicable Kenyan Technical Regulations and Mandatory Standards or approved specifications.

Click the Link below to Download the updateded PVoC Document :
UPDATED PVoC MANUAL VERSION 4


SEMINAR - QUALITY ASSURANCE IN LABORATORY TESTING
Posted on: 23-08-2017

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. This Seminar on quality assurance in laboratory testing is one such training meant for laboratory personnel, research scientists, quality controllers, quality inspectors, practising professionals and laboratory 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 & ISO/IEC 15189.

The five day course provides an in-depth knowledge on the requirements for ISO/IEC 17025 & ISO/IEC 15189 standards, putting emphasis particularly on application of statistics on data management in the laboratory. The course will also cover method validation and method validation and quality assurance of test results in the laboratory.

The course will be delivered through presentations, case studies, group exercises/practicals

Venue: To be confirmed (Mombasa)

Dates: 27th Nov to 1st Dec 2017

Fees: Kshs. 140,000/- Fully Residential inclusive of 16% VAT. This amount includes full board accommodation, seminar fee and stationery.
OR
Kshs. 100,000/- Non Residential inclusive 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.

Yours faithfully

Dr. Geoffrey Muriira
Head of Department - Testing

For: MANAGING DIRECTOR

PS: KEBS is registered with the National Industrial Training Authority

 

For more information download the document below;
LABORATORY MANAGEMENT SEMINAR 2017

 

For more information download the document below;
BANK DETAILS-KEBS


SEMINAR - GOOD LABORATORY PRACTICES
Posted on: 01-08-2017

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 that contribute to the accuracy of results and utility of laboratory resources.

The five day course provides an in-depth knowledge on handling samples, safe work practises, handling laboratory glassware, dilutions from stock solutions and scientific writing.

The course includes presentations, case studies, group exercises/practicals

Venue: Kisumu

Dates: 19th - 22nd February 2018

Fees: Kshs. 80,000/- Non Residential inclusive of 16% VAT. This amount includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, seminar fee and stationery.

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.

Yours faithfully

Charles Ongwae

MANAGING DIRECTOR

PS: KEBS is registered with the National Industrial Training Authority

For more information download the document below;
NOMINATION FORM


INSPECTION GUIDELINE : GUIDELINES FOR INSPECTION OF IMPORTED MEDICAL DEVICES, FOOD SUPPLEMENTS, MEDICAL COSMETICS, HERBAL PRODUCTS AND OTHER BORDERLINE PRODUCTS
Posted on: 20-06-2017

GUIDELINES FOR INSPECTION OF IMPORTED MEDICAL DEVICES, FOOD SUPPLEMENTS, MEDICAL COSMETICS, HERBAL PRODUCTS AND OTHER BORDERLINE PRODUCTS

 

For more information download the document below;
INSPECTION GUIDELINE


A STANDARD FOR STANDARDS : PART 1 : THE DEVELOPMENT OF KENYA STANDARDS - SPECIFICATION
Posted on: 15-03-2017

For more information download the document below;
A standard for standards Part 1 : The development of Kenya Standards -Specification


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