TS–105 Timeframe for issuing a Notice of Non-Compliance
Trade Measurement — Accreditation Policy
|Policy Number:||TS - 105|
|Effective Date:||March 2017|
Timeframe for issuing a Notice of Non-Compliance
|Approved by:||Phil Sorrell, Team Leader Compliance and Inspection|
|Approved by:||Kevin Gudmundsson, Legal Metrology Advisor|
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
- Weights and Measures Act 1987(external link) — Section 23
- Trading Standards Accreditation Guide
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.
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.