TS–001 Certificates of Accuracy not in label form
This policy applies to Certificates of Accuracy that are not in label form, issued to weighing and measuring instruments used for trade.
- Weights and Measures Regulations 1999(external link)
- Regulation 19
- Schedule 5, Form 9
It is not acceptable to include a customer details on a Certificate of Accuracy (COA) that is not in label form.
A COA, not in label form, should follow the prescribed format in Schedule 5 of the regulations. No additional information is permitted to be included.
An Accredited Person (AP) issuing a notice that purports to be a COA would be in breach of their accreditation for issuing a COA that is not in the prescribed form.
An AP may produce a notice that is outside the controls of the weights and measures legislation, but this must not contain any references to:
- The weights and measures legislation,
- The identifier of the accredited organisation, or
- The personal identifier of an accredited individual.
The following example of a notice would be considered suitable:
Instrument Status Notification
- Instrument details…
- Owner of instrument…
- The instrument identified above was issued with a Certificate of Accuracy on the XX/XX/XXXX which will expire on the XX/XX/XXXX
- This Certificate of Accuracy was issued by…
A notice in the above form would be issued outside the requirements of the accreditation scheme and is not required to be approved by Trading Standards. Where a notice conflicts with this policy, or the weights and measures legislation, an Accredited Person may be in breach of their accreditation.
Trade Measurement — Technical Policy
|Policy number:||TS - 001|
|Effective date:||August 2016|
|Version date:||December 2019|
|Policy name:||Certificates of Accuracy not in label form|
|Reviewed by:||Davis White, Legal Metrology Advisor and Senior Trading Standards Officer|
|Approved by:||Phil Sorrell, Team Leader Compliance and Inspection|