Certificate of Accuracy
If you sell by weight or measure, a Certificate of Accuracy for your weighing and measuring equipment is useful, but not compulsory.
About the certificate
In addition to compulsory verification, you can choose to get a Certificate of Accuracy for your weighing and measuring equipment. This is valid for 12 months, and re-examination is required before a replacement certificate can be issued.
The Certificate of Accuracy is a self-adhesive label that can't be removed without being destroyed. It shows the Accredited Person's number and the expiry date of the certificate, and look like this:
Example Certificate of Accuracy
It is recommended that the label is displayed in a prominent position on the instrument, in full view of the buyer.
Benefits of renewing your Certificate of Accuracy every year include:
- increased confidence that your equipment is providing accurate and repeatable results, and
- it may provide a 'defence' in situations where the equipment is found to be inaccurate.
How to get a certificate
An Accredited Person can issue a Certificate of Accuracy on request. A fee is usually charged for this service.