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Weights and measures

All goods, whether pre-packed or not, should be of the correct weight or measure stated on the packaging or indicated on the premises.

A complex set of regulations exist designed to ensure that the public and businesses have confidence in their purchases and competition is fair. For further information please visit the National Measurement Office.

Derbyshire Trading Standards service:

  • verify that weighing and measuring equipment is initially accurate
  • routinely visit businesses checking weighing and measuring equipment and systems
  • check products in shops
  • investigate complaints of short measure
  • respond to requests for advice


We're accredited for non-automatic weighing instruments (NAWI) and automatic rail weighing machines. For details on how to get in touch, please contact Trading Standards.


Operators of public weighbridges have a responsibility to ensure that they can perform their duties competently and honestly.

Business advice

We welcome the opportunity to provide advice for your business.