Weighbridge Operators Certificate
Certificate of Competence to Act as a Public Weighbridge Operator
Section 18 of the Weights and Measures Act 1985 (information on the legislation can be found by visiting www.legislation.gov.uk
) states that anyone who attends to the weighing or measuring by means of weighing/measuring equipment available for public use where a charge is made must hold a certificate. The certificate issued by the Chief Inspector of Weights and Measures states that the holder has enough knowledge to perform his / her duties properly. This includes operators of public weighbridges.
To get a certificate for use in Blackpool, you should apply to our Quality Standards Team. Before a certificate can be granted, you have to demonstrate your competency by taking a short practical test and a verbal test where the weighbridge is located. The certificate, once granted, will be valid in any area but only on a weighbridge of the precise make and type to which the certificate relates. Any person refused a certificate can appeal to the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills via www.berr.gov.uk/
Our quality standards team can be contacted at the address shown on the right.
Further information can be found by visiting the National Measurement Office at www.nmo.bis.gov.uk