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Legal Metrology Resources

This page provides links to guidance, toolkits and other resources.
This guidance by the Legal Metroglogy Expert Panel relates to the weight marking of sand and ballast as outlined in Schedule 4 of the Weights and Measures Act 1985, and supports guidance previously issued by The Builders Merchants Federation.
  1. Ballast
  2. Builders Merchants
  3. Bulk Bags
  4. Measuring Systems
  5. Weights and Measures Act 1985
This Legal Metrology Expert Panel (LMEP) guidance relates to a question concerning an operator of road tanker mounted bulk liquid fuel measuring systems, where tankers were being used with broken seals.
  1. Bulk Fuel
  2. Measuring Instruments Regulations 2016
  3. Measuring Systems
  4. Road Tankers
  1. Diesel Additives
  2. Liquid Fuel
Guidance by the Legal Metrology Expert Panel (LMEP) on intoxicating liquor measuring equipment.
  1. Weights and Measures (Intoxicating Liquor) Order 1988
Guidance by the Legal Metrology Expert Panel (LMEP) on the use of non-automatic weight instruments (NAWIs) by pawnbrokers.
  1. NAWI
  2. Weighing Equipment (Non-automatic Weighing Machines) Regulations 2000
Guidance by the Legal Metrology Expert Panel (LMEP) on forecourt fuel 'running up a penny' guidance.
  1. Liquid Fuel
Guidance by the Legal Metrology Expert Panel (LMEP) on safety requirements for class II jewellers scales.
  1. NAWI
  2. Weighing Equipment (Non-automatic Weighing Machines) Regulations 2000
Guidance by the Legal Metrology Expert Panel (LMEP) on the Weights and Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations 2006 (PGR).
  1. Weights and Measures Regulations
Guidance by the Legal Metrology Expert Panel (LMEP) on the weight marking of printer cartridges.
  1. Packaged Goods
  2. Weights and Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations 2006
Guidance by the Legal Metrology Expert Panel (LMEP) on 'growlers'.
  1. Intoxicating Liquor
  2. Measuring Equipment (Intoxicating Liquor) Regulations 1983
  3. Pint Measures
Guidance by the Legal Metrology Expert Panel (LMEP) on safety requirements for customer use baggage check weighing instruments.
  1. NAWI
  2. Weighing Equipment (Non-automatic Weighing Machines) Regulations 2000
Guidance by the Legal Metrology Expert Panel (LMEP) on soft drink vending machine systems.
  1. Packaged Goods
  2. Weights and Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations 2006
Guidance by the Legal Metrology Expert Panel (LMEP) on the addition of lemon to spirit drinks.
  1. Weights and Measures (Intoxicating Liquor) Order 1988
Database of type examination and type approval metrology equipment certificates.
  1. Certification Bodies
  2. MID
  3. NAWI
  4. WELMEC
Guidance on European harmonised standards.
  1. European Communities Act 1972
  2. European Directives
  3. The Blue Guide
European Cooperation in Legal Metrology (WELMEC) advice for manufacturers and notified bodies on what the organisation considers as best practice.
  1. Automatic Catchweighing Machines
  2. Conformity Assessment
  3. Load Cells
  4. MID
  5. NAWI
  6. Peripheral Devices
  7. Software
  8. Testing Indicators
  9. WELMEC
National Physical Laboratory (NPL) best practice guide on improving measurement understanding.
  1. NPL
  2. Units of Measurement
Guidance on the single market for goods.
  1. European Communities Act 1972
  2. European Directives
  3. The Blue Guide
OIML model regulations specifying the metrological characteristics of measuring instruments and methods and equipment for checking their conformity.
  1. Automatic Catchweighing Machines
  2. Automatic Gravimetric Filling Instruments
  3. Automatic Rail Weighbridges
  4. Beltweighers
  5. Cold Water Meters
  6. Graduated Pipettes
  7. Length Measures
  8. Load Cells
  9. Measuring Instruments
  10. Metal Stamps
  11. NAWI
  12. Packaged Goods
  13. Verification
  14. Weights
International Organisation of Legal Metrology (OIML) advice on harmonising and improving legal metrology work.
  1. Automatic Pipettes
  2. Certification Bodies
  3. Density
  4. Pattern Approval
  5. Software
  6. Vortex Meters