Approved for Trade Scales
We have a number of approved scales in this section available, and please ensure you select the correct model prior to order, or give us a call if you are unsure give us a call or use our contact us form .
Approved (NAWI) scales are supplied to order to comply with the NEW UK 2016 Weights and Measures act, and can take 7-10 days to build.
Some applications may be factory disabled by the manufacturer to comply with the UK 2016 Weights and Measures act if you are not sure about selected scale for your APPLICATION contact us.
All weighing equipment in use for trade must be suitable for its intended purpose and be sufficiently accurate. Non-automatic weighing machines are either 'passed as fit for use for trade' by an inspector of weights and measures (trading standards officer) or an 'approved qualifier'. If the equipment does not bear the stamp or stickers, it must not be used for trade purposes.
Scales used in the following applications require to be approved for
(a) Commercial transactions based on weight such as buying selling Gold, Silver,Jewelry ,Clothing ,Food,Commercial charges etc
(b) The determination of the amount of certain payments such as tolls or taxes
(c) The purposes of court proceedings and legal requirements;
(d) The weighing of patients for medical purposes
(e) Making up medicines and other medical and pharmaceutical laboratory purposes
(f) Direct sales to the public and the making up of pre-packages and the determination of price on the basis of weight
Approved for trade weighing equipment is manufacturered to an approved pattern standard issued by the country where the equipment was manufactured or the National Measurement Office in the UK. Generally scales used in retail, medical, food or gold, or payments where the value of the weight is used in the computation of a price.
Approved equipment is identified with stickers and a verifiers mark, product approval Number. All approved / Verified / Stamped scales comply with the pattern approval they were issued with, to ensure the equipment is within limits affecting zero drift, voltage variances, temperature and humidity and ensures the weighing equipment meets the legal requirements, please also ensure that the scale pattern is still in force for the time you wish to use the scales, as the approval certificate will be valid until a certain date.
Used Equipment may need to be checked prior to placing in use to ensure it still meets current legislation.
Class I and II balances i.e. finer that 1g may exhibit an additional error in the performance of the instrument due to the incremental increase in the value for gravity where calibration is carried out using external weights.
These are ordered for place of use specific for place of use (postcode). Balances with internal calibration will automatically compensate for place of use but please use a suitable carry case to protect the equipment.