The Agency regularly conducts inspections on regulated measuring instruments and goods which have been locally manufactured, packed or imported.
The Agency regularly conducts inspections on regulated measuring instruments and goods which have been locally manufactured, packed or imported. This may be done proactively or in response to consumer complaints. Checks can be conducted at retail, manufacture, importation and storage sites, or wherever sufficient packages are available.
SIGNIFICANCE OF INSPECTION
Consumer protection: ZMA regulates measuring instruments and pre-packaged goods. This benefits the consumers as they get the correct quantities of goods purchased.
Increased compliance: Through Legal Metrology, there is uniformity in the use of measurements. The whole country benefits from a uniform measurement system that delivers consistency, reliability and compliance to International Standards.
Trade Facilitation: ZMA guarantees accuracy, transparency and fairness in economic transactions between buyers and sellers in markets where goods are sold by measurements. Legal Metrology supports the competitiveness of goods and services that can be traded in both local and international markets as there is confidence in measurements.
Enhanced health and safety: The application of Metrology on health and safety devices ensuring the safety and effectiveness of healthcare diagnostics and treatments and also prevention of injuries.
Environmental Management: ZMA provides for the quantifying emissions of greenhouse gases to understand and mitigate climate change.