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Weights and Measures Calibration, Verification and Testing Services

Weights and Measures Act 1985 - Scale of Testing Fees

Cumbria Trading Standards carry out various testing and verification services.  These fees are effective from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 and are reviewed annually, some of which are subject to VAT which will be charged at the current rate. 

Cumbria Trading Standards Verification, Test and Report service charges:

Hire of Specialist Equipment

Test and report of equipment will be charged at the rate of £ 60.00 per officer per hour plus the cost of hiring in equipment (e.g. Weighbridge Test Unit (WBTU) or bulk flow meter, office van and weights) at the rates described below plus VAT where shown.

Hired in equipment will be recharged at the same rate it costs to us to hire (half day rate up to 3 hours 30 minutes, full day thereafter).

Hire of hand weights - £ 71.04 per day, per tonne or half daily rate up to 3 hours 30 minutes.  Carriage will be charged at £ 60.00 per hour or half daily rate up to 3 hours 30 minutes.

Any other equipment to be charged at pre-agreed rates.

Calibration Charges

Calibration Certificates required for weighing or measuring equipment which are tested on inspection will be charged at £ 37.21 (plus VAT) per certificate.

Weighing Instruments

Calibration of Weighing Instruments will be charged at the following rates:

Non-EC

Not exceeding 1 tonne - £ 58.36 (plus VAT)

Exceeding 1 tonne to 10 tonnes - £ 94.55 (plus VAT)*

Exceeding 10 tonnes - £ 197.48 (plus VAT)*

Instruments incorporating a remote display or printing facilities, will require a second person or a second series of tests, an additional fee of 50% surcharge will be applied.

*These fees assume that the owner or his agent provides the testing equipment e.g. Weighbridge Test Unit (WBTU).  Where we provide the equipment and it has to be specially hired then the full costs will be recharged.  Where the equipment is already on hire by us then the fees will be based on a half day or full day charge.

EC (NAWI)

Not exceeding 1 tonne - £ 97.14 (plus VAT)

Exceeding 1 tonne to 10 tonnes - £ 150.37 (plus VAT)*

Exceeding 10 tonnes - £ 329.15 (plus VAT)*

Instruments incorporating a remote display or printing facilities, will require a second person or a second series of tests, an additional fee of 50% surcharge will be applied.

Measuring Equipment for Liquid Fuel and Lubricants

Single/Multi-outlets (nozzles)

First nozzle tested, per site - £ 109.47 (plus VAT)

Each additional nozzle tested - £ 67.25 (plus VAT)

Testing of peripheral electronic equipment on a separate visit (per site) - £ 73.84 (plus VAT)

Testing of credit card acceptor per unit, regardless of number of slots / nozzles / pumps - £ 73.84 (plus VAT)

Contact Details

For further information on services we can provide or to book an appointment please contact:

Cumbria Trading Standards, County Offices, County Hall, Busher Walk, Kendal, LA9 4RQ

Telephone: 01539 713594

Fax: 01539 713580

Email:  trading.standards@cumbria.gov.uk