The term standardization has been defined by the international standards organisation (iso) as a process of formulating and applying rules for an orderly approach to a specific activity for the benefit and with the cooperation of all concerned and in particular, for the promotion of optimum overall economy taking due account of functional conditions and safety requirements.
Synthesising the foregoing, standardisation is the application of required rules in the process of production while maintaining the normal product standards to ensure that goods produced and placed in the market are of good quality and safe for consumption.
The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) is the sole statutory body that is vested with the responsibility of standardising and regulating the quality of all products in Nigeria. SON was established by the Act No.56 of 1971.
Below Are The Functions Of The Standard Organization Of Nigeria (SON);
The Standard Organization Of Nigeria (SON) undertake investigations as necessary into the quality of facilities, materials and products in nigeria and establish a quality assurance system including certification of factories, products and laboratories, and ensure reference standards for calibration and verification of measures and measuring instruments
They organise tests and do every thing necessary to ensure compliance with approved
They designate, establish and approve standards in metrology, materials, commodities, structures
And processes for the certification of production in commerce and industry
They provide the necessary measures for quality control of raw materials and products in Conformity with the standard specification.