Trading standards - weights and measures

Trading standards - weights and measures

Weights and measures

We ensure that consumers and businesses are protected against short weight or measure.

Our officers visit and inspect shops, factories, markets and other premises to advise businesses on their responsibilities and to ensure that current legislation is being met, and we test weighing and measuring equipment to ensure it is accurate.

We receive information from many sources and carry out investigations into fraudulent trading practices and serious breaches of legislation.