Public Weighbridge Operator's licence


Public Weighbridge Operator’s Licence

Operators of public weighing equipment must ensure that they can perform their duties competently and honestly. To operate public weighing equipment you must hold a certificate from the Chief Trading Standards Officer.

Applicants will be tested by a trading standards officer to show that they can:

  • operate the weighbridge satisfactorily
  • complete any weighbridge tickets and documentation satisfactorily
  • understand basic terms associated with operating a weighbridge
  • understand their duties as a weighbridge operator
  • understand potential frauds which a weighbridge operator may unknowingly assist
  • understand how the accuracy of the weighbridge may be affected
  • perform simple arithmetic

Before applying for a test, please make sure you have received sufficient training in the operation of the equipment.

The scope of an operator's certificate is limited to the type of weighbridge you will be expected to use.  Should the weighbridge be replaced, a new certificate will be required.

See beneath for application form

Weighbridge Operator Application Form (PDF 133KB)