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Guidance on weighing regulations

Did you know that if you are doing any of the following then you will need a trade approved (verified for trade use) scale or balance.

* Buying or selling by weight
* Packing to average weight
* Paying a bonus to staff dependant on weight packed/processed etc
* Any weighing for medical diagnostics or treatment purposes.

Please note that the following information can be complicated so please feel free to call us for advice if you think you need trade approved scales or alternatively you can speak to your local Trading Standards office.
Average weight

Average weight

The packers guide - if you pack to average weight
Guide for packers and importers
of e-marked prepacked products
Packing to average weight

Packing to average weight

The actual regulations for packed goods
The Weights and Measures (Packaged Goods)
Regulations 2006
Non automatic weighing

Non automatic weighing

A guide for weighing equipment used for trade purposes
Guidance on Non-Automatic Weighing
Instruments Regulations
Non automatic weighing

Non automatic weighing

Weighing for medical diagnostics or treatment purposes
UK weighing Federation guidance on medical weighing

Goverment Regulation & Guidance Page

Click here to go to Weights and Measures regulation and guidance on the goverment's site

Jewellery Balances

All of our Jewellery balances are verified for buying or selling by weight

Industrial scales

Many of our Industrial scales can be verified for trade use - please give us a call for advice

Electronic balances

Many of our Electronic balances can be verified for trade use - please give us a call for advice