GSA extends working hours to serve industry

Accra, Jan. 19, GNA
– The Ghana Standards Authority will from January 20, extend its testing
service hours in a bid to satisfy customer needs of quick turnaround times.

Testing services in
the areas of Engineering, General Chemistry, Polymers, Textiles, Gold and
Petroleum Products will be available on week days from 0600hrs until 2200hrs.

Prior to this, the
Authority provided testing services on week days during normal hours, 0830hrs
to 1630hrs.

Mr Clifford E.
Frimpong, GSA Director, Physical Sciences Directorate, said the extension is in
line with Authority’s vision of becoming a customer-focused world-class
standards organisation, bringing Metrology and Conformity Assessments services
to the doorsteps of the general public.

He added: “we wish
to inform operators in the building sector that, a special exercise has begun
to enhance the implementation of satisfying the requirements of the Ghana Building
Code (GS 1207-2018). Industry players and the general public can now have all
their building and construction equipment tested in record time.

Additionally, we
will provide On-site Testing of Precast Concrete Products, Conformity
Assessment of Ready-mix Concrete Plants, Conformity Assessment of Quarry
Aggregates and Testing of imported Clinker.

Officers from the
Authority, will visit the premises/factories of industry players to conduct
specific tests.

Included in the
exercise is the inspection and testing of timber products for export with the
aim to issue Certificate of Declaration /Compliance Reports or to provide
Conformity Assurance to interested parties.

GSA is the
government agency responsible for developing, publishing and promoting
standards in the country. It was established by Standards Decree, 1973 (NRCD

The Authority is
also the national conformity assessment body.