Weights and measures

Trading Standards officers make sure that all weighing and measuring equipment used for trade is precise.

We test all sorts of weighing and measuring equipment, from thimble measures (used to measure spirits in pubs) to fuel tankers. We also test tiny weights for gold jewellery and 50 tonne weighbridges which weigh lorries.

We provide a service for:

  • traders or businesses who want their weighing or measuring equipment to be checked for accuracy
  • members of the public who are concerned about the accuracy of weights and measuring equipment

We offer a testing service for weighing and measuring equipment. We can also calibrate tools. Contact us for costs.

Request a weights and measures inspection

If you're a trader you can request an inspection of your tools online.

Report a weights and measures problem

You can report a weights and measures issue using our online form.