By law, all weighing or measuring equipment used in retail or industrial businesses must be tested and approved.

Shops, bars, petrol stations and quarries are some of the businesses we visit.

We inspect equipment such as:

  • Bulk fuel meters
  • Length measures
  • Petrol pumps
  • Pub measures
  • Weights
  • Weighbridges
  • Weighing equipment

Equipment must be tested to make sure it is suitable for what it is measuring and gives accurate measurements. Testing also help to make sure buyers are being treated fairly by sellers.

Accurate measurements can increase profits, efficiency and customer confidence, and reduce waste and rework.

Inaccurate measurements could cost you, or your customers money, and mean you are not complying with weights and measures legislation.

If you have any questions, or would like your equipment tested, contact us:

If you would like to speak to us in person, you can visit our office at the Falkirk Stadium (Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm). Please contact us in advance to make an appointment.


Testing and calibration of weighing and measuring equipment (non UKAS calibration of weights)

VAT applies to these fees unless the work is done under the Measuring Instruments (EEC Requirements) Regulations 1988

Details Fee
Single Inspector of Weights & Measures £63 per hour
Additional support staff costs (if appropriate) £38 per hour
Emergency, out-of-hours work and work carried out on public holidays Hourly fee(s) multiplied by relevant overtime rate
If additional costs are incurred (for example if it is necessary to hire in specialist equipment) Additional charges will apply

Hire of equipment

Details Fee
Hire of weights per tonne, per day or part thereof £42.20 /tonne /day
Hire of bulk liquid reference meter equipment per day (excluding Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils) £170.50 per day or part thereof