Weighbridges determine the mass of a vehicle, including prime movers and connected trailers. You can use them to weigh goods such as farm produce, agricultural products, scrap metal and landscape materials weighing over 3 tonnes.
For trade, you can use weighbridges to:
Public weighbridges are open for use by the public, usually for a charge.
A weighing may be:
You can also use a weighbridge to separately record the weight of axles (or groups of axles) to comply with local transport regulations.
If you own a weighbridge used for trade, you must ensure that:
You are responsible for making sure your weighbridge is correct at all times.
You should have your weighbridge tested regularly to make sure it weighs correctly.
To operate a public weighbridge, the person who makes a weighbridge available for public weighings must:
To meet operational requirements, you must ensure the approaches to your weighbridge:
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While conducting weighing using a weighbridge, the operator must ensure that:
Last updated: 8 December 2020
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