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 2019 to 31 March 2020 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:

Calibration Certificates required for weighing or measuring equipment which are tested on inspection will be charged at £ 66/hr commensurate with the actual work carried out in issuing the certificate.

Test and Report of equipment will be charged at the rate of £ 66 per officer hour.

Calibration of Weighing Instruments will be charged at the rate of £ 66 per officer hour.

  • These fees assume that the owner or his agent provides the testing equipment e.g Weighbridge Test Unit (WBTU).

Where we provide equipment and it has to be specially hired then the full costs will be charged.

Calibration of Liquid Fuel and Lubricant Measuring Equipment will be charged at the rate of £ 66 per officer hour.

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