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Weighbridge operator's certificate

Licence summary 

To operate a public weighbridge, you require a certificate of competence issued by the Chief Inspector for Weights and Measures for your local authority.

Eligibility criteria 

You must have sufficient knowledge for the proper performance of your duties.

Regulation summary 

View a summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence (new window) (Weights and Measures Act 1985) Specifically Part III 'Public Weighing and Measuring'

Will tacit consent apply? 

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

Apply online 

Application for a public weighbridge operator's certificate (new window)

Failed application redress 

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

Any person refused such a certificate by a chief inspector may appeal against the refusal to the Secretary of State, who may if he thinks fit direct the chief inspector to grant the certificate.

Contact details 

Telephone: 01352 703181

Fax: 01352 703192


Trading Standards Service, Environment Directorate, Flintshire County Council, County Hall, Mold, CH7 6NF

Trade associations 

National Measurement Office (NMO) (new window)

Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) (new window)

In partnership with EUGO