Trading Standards – Weights and Measures

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We deal with issues regarding weights and measures, including:

  • Inspecting and testing weighing and measuring equipment used in business, such as shop scales, petrol pumps and weighbridges
  • Inspecting and testing output from local manufacturers and packers
  • Advising businesses on all aspects of weights and measures laws
  • Working in partnership with the Humber Authorities Calibration Test Centre to provide and maintain local standards of weights and measures

We are a founding member of the Yorkshire and Humber Authorities Verification Service – an EC (European Commission) approved body – and so can offer a verification service for virtually all types of weighing and measuring instruments.

Public weighbridges

To check that your vehicle is not overloaded you should go straight to your nearest weighbridge before continuing your journey. Download a List of Public Weighbridges in North Lincolnshire (please note that there may be a fee for the use of these weighbridges and we recommend that you contact them before travelling to ensure that they are open).