New standards to be implemented for electrical items -Ministry

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) yesterday launched an awareness programme for 31 new standards for electrical items coming into the country and February 2020 is seen as the cutoff point for substandard goods.

A release from MPI said that the Government Electrical Inspectorate arm of the ministry launched an Awareness Campaign, with electricians and importers of electrical products, in collaboration with the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) and the Guyana Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) and other key stakeholders.

During the launch at the Umana Yana in Kingston, Georgetown the release said that the participants were told that the new standards will be used as a threshold to commence monitoring of the importation of electrical equipment. The equipment which will now be monitored by the GNBS, in addition to the fifteen other types of products currently being scrutinised includes seasonal and holiday decorative products; lamp holders; armoured cables; panel boards; surge protective devices; cords sets and power-supply cords and thermoplastic-insulated wires and cables among several others.THERE’S MORE TO THIS STORY. TO UNLOCK:SubscribeOrLog In