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Weights and measures

We visit trade premises and carry out inspections and verification of weighing and measuring equipment.

Examples include:

  • counter weighing machines
  • weighbridges
  • weights
  • petrol pumps
  • spirit measuring instruments
  • wine and beer glasses
  • metre measures
  • pre-packed goods, breads, textiles and more

Most weighing and measuring equipment used by businesses must, by law, be approved before use. We offer this service to local businesses. If you would like an item of equipment verified, contact trading standards.

Business guidance

Free guidance leaflets for businesses on weights and measures are available at Business Companion.

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