SRLA Objective

The objectives of the SRLA are as follows:

  • Establish and maintain a self-sustaining organisation whose goal is to improve the reliability of test results supplied by the conformity assessment bodies in the SADC Region;
  • Be a platform for the region’s laboratory associations to raise concerns and obtain advise from peers;
  • Be the regional voice of laboratories within the SADC Region and other Regional Economic Communities;
  • Assist the members in adding testing, analysis and calibration capacity in every SADC Member State and provide adequate means for the exchange of information and experience;
  • Improve the knowledge and skills, both technical and management, of laboratory personnel in the SADC Region;
  • Provide a mechanism to help increase trade by assisting the Member State Laboratories to achieve accreditation to international standards and thus reducing the cost of trade and ensuring access in foreign markets;
  • Promote accreditation of test, analysis and calibration laboratories in compliance of the requirements.