Servicing licensees and their nominated verifiers test and verify measuring instruments used for trade.
Utility (electricity, water and gas) meters must be verified by a utility meter verifier.
When verifying an instrument:
Find specific information about:
You need to supply the National Measurement Institute (NMI) with information on each verification using either:
Submit these forms along with any test reports to TMV@measurement.gov.au
Read the Licensees Guide to completion of Form 6 and Form 6A [346KB PDF] [41KB DOCX] to find out more.
To be accepted by our automated system, you need to complete these form correctly.
When you verify a complex measuring instrument you must complete and submit a test report and verification form to the NMI.
You will need to do this for:
The certificate of approval will state if you will need to seal a measuring instrument after verifying it. All seals must be tamper evident.
Physical seals can include:
An electronic seal could be an access counter.
You should only put your servicing licensee mark (three upper-case letters) on the seal.
Some measuring instruments have multiple sealing points. If you break one of the seals to make a repair, then only that point needs to be resealed and marked with your servicing licensee mark.
Do not use NMI-supplied verification labels as a seal. Seals should not be able to be confused with a verification mark.
You can place a verification mark on:
Additionally, you should place a verification mark in a location:
You only mark an instrument with one verification mark.
Verification marks must be permanent. The best option is to use a stamping tool on labels.
If you use pens or permanent markers, you can cover over the label with clear contact to prevent the mark from being wiped off during regular cleaning.
You must permanently attach labels to the instrument. The label should not be:
If possible, place verification marks and labels where consumers can see them.
If you use stamped plugs, there may be insufficient space for a full nine-character mark. Contact us on 1300 686 664 and select option 2 or email@example.com for how to comply with the regulations.
A verification mark consists of nine alphanumeric characters made up of:
In the example ABC0234K2:
Last updated: 19 October 2021
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