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Weighbridge operator

​​​Operators of public weighbridges need to hold a certificate of competence issued by the Chief Inspector of Weights and Measures. This ensures that they can perform their duties competently and honestly. No one can operate public weighing equipment unless he or she holds a certificate. 

Certificates can be obtained after performing a basic test. Tests are conducted by virtue of the Weights and Measures Act 1985​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window.

How to apply

To arrange a test please complete the Public weighbridge operator application form (8mb DOC)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window and return it to us by post or in person:


Trading Standards
Cardiff Council
County Hall
CF10 4UW


Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm

Friday: 8.30am - 4pm

How much will it cost?

The current fee for a certificate is determined on application as recommended by the Local Authorities Co-ordinators of Regulatory Services (LACORS)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window.


What happens next?

Once the application form has been received an officer from Cardiff Trading Standards will contact you direct to arrange a time and date for testing to take place.


If you would like any help or advice please contact us

Contact us


029 20873059


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