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Licensing - weighbridge operator

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

Licence summary There is no fee for this but you will have to undertake a short exam
Eligibility criteria You must have sufficient knowledge for the proper performance of your duties.
Regulation summary A summary of the regulation relating to this licence
Application evaluation Process We will aim to have determined your application within 28 days of a completed application being submitted.
Will tacit consent apply? No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it.
Apply online You must fully complete the application form and make payment of the licence fee before submission to the Licensing Team or the application will be deemed improperly made and returned to you.
Complaint or appeal In the first instance please contact the Trading Standards & Licensing Manager on 01454 863489, or email You may appeal to the National Measurement Office if your application is refused.
Licence holder redress In the first instance please contact the Trading Standards & Licensing ManagerĀ on 01454 863489, or email
Consumer complaint We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you – preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
Other complaint or concern Please contact or phone 01454 868001 for advice.
Trade associations

National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMO)

Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)


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