Almost all goods today are sold by some reference to either it's
weight or measure, whether by the pint, litre, gramme or metre.
This includes everyday items such as bread, petrol, beer, clothing
material, sand or virtually anything else you can think of. Trading
Standards enforce a complex set of regulations designed to insure
that the public and businesses can have confidence in their
purchases and ensures fair competition.
We do this by:
- Verifying that weighing and measuring equipment is initially
- Routinely visiting businesses and checking weighing and
- Checking products already in the shops
- Reacting to complaints of short measure
If you are a business requiring a piece of equipment to be
verified by trading standards please contact trading
Public weighbridges are available for use by businesses or the
general public for the weighing of vehicles and objects where
determination of a specific weight / load is important, including
ensuring that vehicles are not overloaded.
Public weighbridges in Peterborough:
Daltons Seeds, Thorney Road, Eye, Peterborough, PE6 7UD.
Tel: (01733) 222391
Dalmark Grain Ltd, Knarr Farm, Wisbech Road, Thorney, PE6
Tel: (01733) 221794
Public Weighbridge Operator Certification
Anyone who carries out public weighings for a charge is legally
required to hold a certificate of competence from Trading
Standards. These can include weighing of vehicles and / or
Applicants will be tested by a Trading Standards Officer, to
ensure that they have the relevant knowledge and practical skills
to operate the weighbridge. They will also be required to
demonstrate knowledge of the record keeping requirements
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Weights and measures fees
(209KB, 2 pages)
Public Weighbridge Operators Guidance
(288KB, 1 pages)
For further information on weights and measures go to:
National Measurement Office