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Weights and measures advice for Christchurch businesses

We undertake a variety of weights and measures work, including:

  • testing of petrol pumps, oil deliveries and shop scales

  • advising traders on quantity control procedures in factories

  • checking for misleading packaging sizes

  • investigating complaints of short measure

  • checking the weights of packaged goods

If you think you have received short measure, contact Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

Public weighbridge sites

If you need to obtain the weight of a vehicle you will need to visit a public weighbridge. All public weighbridge operators hold a certificate of competence which is issued by the Trading Standards Service.

Please check up-to date opening times and charges with the operator before visiting. You can use the public weighbridge at Poole tip, or check weighbridge sites in Dorset.

Verification, calibration and hire service

Most weighing and measuring equipment used by businesses must by law be approved before use. We offer this service to local businesses. If you would like an item of equipment verified contact us.

Calibration and hire service

Dorset Council operate a calibration and hire service.

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