TS–105 Timeframe for issuing a Notice of Non-Compliance

Trade Measurement — Accreditation Policy

Policy Number:TS - 105
Effective Date: March 2017
Version No: 1
File Name:

Timeframe for issuing a Notice of Non-Compliance

Approved by: Phil Sorrell, Team Leader Compliance and Inspection
Approved by: Kevin Gudmundsson, Legal Metrology Advisor

1. Scope

This policy is to provide clarification on the timeframes for both issuing and sending a copy of a ‘notice of non-compliance’.

2. Reference documents

3. Terms and definitions

  • Forthwith: Immediately without delay.
  • As soon as practicable: Within seven working days from the date the ‘notice of noncompliance’ was issued.

4. Policy

The Act states that where an Accredited Person issues a Notice of Non-Compliance, the Accredited Person must:

  • Forthwith give to the person in charge of the weighing or measuring equipment a notice of non-compliance; and
  • As soon as practicable send to Trading Standards a copy of the notice.

For clarification, Trading Standards have provided the following definitions:

  • Forthwith is considered to mean immediately or without delay and before leaving the premises where the non-compliant weighing or measuring equipment is located.
  • As soon as practicable is considered to mean no longer than seven working days from the date the ‘notice of non-compliance’ was issued.