- ABOUT BNSI
The Barbados National Standards System is a semi-integrated one where there is separation of standards development and standards enforcement. Under the Standards Act 2006-5, the BNSI is responsible for the development and facilitation of the implementation of standards, whilst the Government of Barbados, through the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, is designated with the enforcement authority.
The following standards have been proclaimed with mandatory effect by an order of the Minister according to the Standards Act 2006-5.
Requirements, including dimensions, materials and finish for wire nails.
Hollow concrete blocks
Applies to precast blocks made from mixtures of portland cement, water and suitable aggregates and intended for use in load-bearing and non-load-bearing masonry walls.
Carbon steel bars for the reinforcement of concrete
Specifies requirements for welding steel bars for reinforcement of concrete. It covers plain round steel bars in Grade 250, and deformed (Type 1 and Type 2) high yield steel bars in Grade 460, the latter in two ductility categories, 460A and 460B.
Whole chicken (eviscerated) and chicken parts
Prescribes the requirements and methods of sampling and analysis.
Requirements and methods of sampling and analysis.
Prescribes the requirements and methods of test.
Prescribes the requirements and methods of analysis for ketchup, catsup or catchup of tomato or other vegetables.
Macaroni products (macaroni, spaghetti, and vermicelli)
Prescribes the requirements and methods of sampling and test.