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Weighbridge operators certificate

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To operate a public weighbridge, you require a certificate of competence issued by the Chief Inspector for Weights and Measures for your local authority.

Eligibility criteria

You must have sufficient knowledge for the proper performance of your duties.

Regulation summary

Application evaluation process

Once your application is received an Officer will contact you to make an appointment to visit you.

Will tacit consent apply?

No. Your certificate will only be issued when you have satisfied an Inspector of Weights and Measures that you are competent to use public weighing or measuring equipment.

Target completion

You can expect to be contacted by us within 14 days of receipt of your application.  We would normally expect to let you know our decision on your application within 6 weeks of receipt.

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Contact details

Business Advice
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Backford Hall
Chester CH1 6EA

Tel: 01244 973708
Fax: 01244 973773

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Cheshire West and Chester Council in the first instance.

You may appeal to the National Measurement Office if your application is refused.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Cheshire West and Chester Council in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice Consumer Service will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

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