Retail Trade approved scales

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Trading standards are now actively checking that businesses comply with the new legislation, Don’t get caught out by using your ‘old faithful’ weighing scales.

Weights and measures (also known as ‘legal metrology’) legislation enforced by trading standards services places requirements on weighing equipment for use when goods are bought, sold or produced. It covers weighing equipment that determines the final quantity of goods delivered to customers.

Making it a legal requirement that goods that you sell by weight are weighed to confirm the actual weight of the product you are selling.

The equipment you use to weigh or measure your packaged goods has to be suitable. There are no hard and fast rules about what equipment you should use but you cannot use domestic scales to weigh goods you intend to sell.

Your local Trading Standards office will tell you what is suitable equipment for your business sector.

Trading Standards will check the weights and measures of your goods on your production line to make sure the equipment is accurate.

The trading standards weights and measures legislation can be found HERE

Trade approved retail scales

Retail Trade approved scales

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