Public weighbridge operators - Annex 2 Legal requirements

Section 18 Operators of public weighing equipment must hold a certificate of competence from a Chief Trading Standards Officer

Section 20 Operators must: 

  • carry out a weighing on demand unless they have reasonable cause not to do so
  • carry out the weighing fairly
  • give to the person requiring the weighing a written statement of the weight found
  • make a record detailing:
    • time
    • date
    • particulars to identify the vehicle and its load
    • the weight found
  • not make a false record or give a false statement
  • not commit any fraud

Persons bringing an item to be weighed must, if requested, give their name and address to the Operator. Records of weighings must be retained for two years. A record must not be destroyed or defaced within two years. No person may carry out a "double weighing" for trade purposes.