TS–002 Information required on an Accredited Persons test sheet

Scope

To prescribe what information is required on tests sheets. This includes:

  • Recording the indicated value in full, and
  • Specified information to be included on a test sheet.

Reference documents

N/A

Policy

Trading Standards requires the following instructions to be followed when Accredited Persons are completing test record for verification and inspection tests on both weighing and measuring instruments.

Where a test is performed and a value is displayed on an indicator; that indicated value is to be recorded in full on the test record.

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The use of a tick, cross or any other mark to represent a pass or fail criteria is no longer permitted in relation to values obtained from an indicator.

Additional information required to be specified on test sheets:

  • The verification report number of the Working Standards used
  • Type of test completed; verification or inspection test
  • Date of test
  • Accredited individual’s personal identifier
  • Specific approval conditions applicable to the instrument
  • If applicable, if an event counter number is increased then the number at the completion of the test must be recorded
  • Any disturbing influence at the time observed during the test which may affect the performance of the instrument e.g. instrument was out of level, binding, environmental conditions
  • If an instrument cannot be tested to maximum capacity when using a substitution load then the reason must be recorded on the test sheet
  • A complete instrument identification, which will include, but is not limited to, the following:
    • Make and model of all trade approved components
    • Approval number(s)
    • Serial number(s)
    • Location of the instrument; both test location and location of use, if they are different
    • Owner of the instrument
    • Additional information required for weighing instruments:
      • Max capacity
      • Minimum capacity
      • Verification scale interval
      • Class of instrument
      • Value of the tare; if T = ≤ maximum capacity
      • Load cells; include make, model and number (for instruments with a maximum capacity > 300 kg)
    • Additional information required for flow measuring instruments:
      • Max flow rate
      • Totaliser readings; both pre and post test
      • Product under test
      • Island/hose number

The following list of instrument type specific tests may be recorded as a pass / fail on a test sheet. This list is not exhaustive:

  • Price computing function
  • Remote/secondary Indicator operating correctly; also see the requirements of Technical Policy TS-014
  • Printed Information; also see the requirements of Technical Policy TS-004
  • Tare function
  • Overloaded blank at max +9e
  • Expanded mode has been proven

Technical Policy TS-004 Printed and stored information generated from measuring instruments

Technical Policy TS-014 Secondary indicators on weighing instruments

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For a test sheet to be used by an Accredited Person it must first be submitted to and approved by Trading Standards.

Trade Measurement — Technical Policy

Policy number:TS - 002
Effective date: July 2016
Version number: 2
Policy name: Information required on an Accredited Persons test sheet
Reviewed by: Davis White, Legal Metrology Advisor and Senior Trading Standards Officer
Approved by: Phil Sorrell, Team Leader Compliance and Inspection