A weighbridge determines the mass of a vehicle, including the prime mover and any connected trailers. A public weighbridge is open for use by the public, generally for a charge.
To conduct public weighings and issue a ticket, you must have a public weighbridge licence. You can nominate weighbridge operators to issue tickets under your licence.
If you are a public weighbridge licensee, you must:
You do not need a public weighbridge licence when you use the weighbridge in any of these ways:
You must record public weighings on a measurement ticket (see an example of a measurement ticket [PDF 177KB]).
If you use an electronic ticketing system you can keep a hard copy booklet of measurement tickets as backup if your system fails. The backup booklet must be in the measurement ticket format.
You can use more than one booklet or pad of measurement tickets at the same time if:
You can modify new and existing public weighbridges to include an automated system as long as it complies with the Guidelines for Weighbridge Control Systems [PDF 580KB] [DOCX 571KB]
You must submit a declaration that the automated weighbridge complies with these guidelines to email@example.com when:
We provide training for weighbridge operators or you can provide training to your operators.
Every public weighbridge needs at least one operator who has successfully completed our weighbridge operator’s recognition kit and holds a statement of attainment. This operator needs to have regular involvement and oversight in operating the weighbridge they are licenced under. They can be the sole operator with a statement of attainment under more than one public weighbridge licence if either:
If your operators do not hold a statement of attainment, you must provide in-house competency training and assessment for them.
Public weighbridge licensees must ensure that all of their weighbridge operators are able to:
Your training program must meet the performance criteria outlined in PSPTRP002 Operate Weighbridges unit of competency.
If you would like help developing your internal training program, contact us on 02 9413 7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
During an audit, the licensee must provide an NMI Inspector with evidence that each operator has been trained and they have assessed their competency.
For training provided by NMI, provide the certificate of attendance.
For in-house training, provide:
Licensees must submit a Public weighbridge operator nomination and change of details form within 14 days of:
To find out more email email@example.com or phone 1300 686 664 and select option 2.
Last updated: 7 February 2022
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