Zambia Bureau of Standards

 The Inspections Manager,
Zambia Bureau of Standards
Lechwe House, Freedom Way – Southend
Opposite Kulima Tower Bus Station and Next to Investrust Bank Plc
 PO Box 50259
Lusaka, Zambia
Tel: +260-211-231385


Laboratories Scope Capabilities
General Chemistry Cereals, Flour Biscuits Jams and marmalade Alcoholic Drinks Soft Drinks Animal Feed stuffs Fertilizers Edible Oils Fruits and Vegetables Soaps and Detergents Mineral ores
Microbiology Foodstuffs, drinks and water Salmonella, E.Coli, Total Coliforms, Clostridia, Feacal Coliforms, Yeasts and Moulds
Chromatography soil, water and crops
  • Drinking water quality [aldrin, dieldrin, chlordane, etc]
  • Crop samples for pesticide residues
  • Quality control of Pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, Aflatoxins
Petrolium Engine Oils (New and Used), Transmission oils, Petrol, Diesel, Kerosene, Biofuels, Bitumen, Appearance, Ash content, Cetane Number, Colour, Distillation Recovery , Flash Point, Sediment, Sulphur content, Kinematic Viscosity, Water content
Paints Paints –(Water /PVA paints and Oil /Acrylic paints), Polishes and Varnishes Gloss, Hiding Power, Touch dry, Hard dry, Fineness of grind, Viscosity, Application properties, Resistance to wet and dry abrasion
Condoms Male latex condoms and Surgical gloves Leakage Test (Determination of holes), Bursting volume and pressure, Tensile Strength Ageing integrity, Packaging integrity, Lubricant integrity, Application properties, Dimensions-(Thickness and length)
Textiles Fibres, Yarns, Fabrics, Woven and knitted garments, woven bags, Medical and hygienic products, LBed sheets, blankets and bed spreads
Packaging Plastics, Leather And Rubber Products
Electrical Testing High Voltage Testing (Hv), Insulation, Resistance, Conductor Resistance, Dimensional Checks Cable Construction