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The Weighing Equipment (Non-automatic Weighing Machines) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and revocation

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application

    4. 4.Purposes of use for trade

  3. PART II MATERIALS, PRINCIPLES OF CONSTRUCTION AND MARKING OF NON-AUTOMATIC WEIGHING MACHINES

    1. 5.Parts of non-automatic weighing machines

    2. 6.Monetary indications

    3. 7.Manner of construction of the load receptor

    4. 8.Zero setting device

    5. 9.Accuracy classification

    6. 10.Verification scale interval

    7. 11.Adjustable levelling and level indicating devices

    8. 12.Approved patterns

    9. 13.Drainage

    10. 14.Approved minimum load

    11. 15.Scale intervals

    12. 16.Relevant markings

    13. 17.Units of measurement

    14. 18.Supplementary indications

    15. 19.Riders or other devices

    16. 20.Unit price indications

    17. 21.Customer check weighing and self service machines

    18. 22.Provision of sealing devices

  4. PART III MANNER OF ERECTION AND USE FOR TRADE

    1. 23.Restriction on use where level indicating devices are fitted

    2. 24.Restriction on use where temperature range is marked

    3. 25.Manner of use

    4. 26.Manner of erection where weight or other printing device is fitted

    5. 27.Restriction on use when any live part is submerged in liquid

    6. 28.Manner of erection where load is stationery relative to load receptor

    7. 29.Accessibility

    8. 30.Use of weights to determine the value of load in metric units

    9. 31.Balance or zero setting

  5. PART IV TESTING

    1. 32.Pre-testing requirements

    2. 33.Permanent installations

    3. 34.Testing by use of weights or testing equipment

    4. 35.Operation by coin, currency note, credit card or other such device

    5. 36.Non-automatic weighing machines imported from an EEA State

    6. 37.Other testing requirements

  6. PART V SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

    1. 38.Prescribed limits of error

    2. 39.Passing as fit for use for trade

    3. 40.Stamping

    4. 41.Obliteration of stamps

    5. 42.Powers and duties of inspector in relation to obliteration of stamps

    6. 43.Particular circumstances in which an inspector shall or may obliterate stamps

    7. 44.Other circumstances in which an inspector may obliterate stamps

    8. 45.Consequences of obliteration of stamp

    9. 46.“Out of use” notice

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      ACCURACY CLASSIFICATION OF NON-AUTOMATIC WEIGHING MACHINES

      1. PART I General

        1. 1.Non-automatic weighing machines are divided into four classes of accuracy...

        2. 2.Where self and semi-self indicating machines are provided with an...

        3. 3.In each weighing mode of a machine each of the...

        4. 4.A weight indicating or printing device which, in any single...

        5. 5.Each verification scale interval is— (a) marked on the machine...

        6. 6.The presence of a tare device or of a verification...

        7. 7.For machines provided with several weight indicating or printing devices,...

        8. 8.For machines provided with graduated tare devices the smallest scale...

        9. 9.For machines fitted with a graduated verification device the scale...

      2. PART II Machines Designated Class I

        1. 10.A machine made in accordance with an approved pattern and...

        2. 11.The specifications for non-graduated and graduated Class I machines are...

        3. 1.Notes

        4. 2.When graduated machines of the self and semi-self indicating type...

        5. 3.When graduated machines of the self or semi-self indicating type...

        6. 4.In the case of machines where the weight indicating or...

        7. 5.Where the equivalent metric value for an ounce troy scale...

      3. PART III Machines Designated Class II

        1. 12.A machine which is: (a) made in accordance with an...

        2. 13.The specifications for non-graduated and graduated Class II machines are...

        3. 1.Notes

        4. 2.When graduated self or semi-self indicating machines are provided with...

        5. 3.When graduated self or semi-self indicating machines are provided with...

        6. 4.Machines of a maximum capacity equal to or greater than...

        7. 5.In the case of machines where the weight indicating or...

        8. 6.Where the equivalent metric value for an ounce troy scale...

      4. PART IV Machines Designated Class III

        1. 14.A machine which is— (a) made in accordance with an...

        2. 15.The specifications for non-graduated and graduated Class III machines are...

      5. PART V Machines Designated Class IIII

        1. 16.A machine which is— (a) made in accordance with an...

        2. 17.The specifications for non-graduated and graduated Class IIII machines are...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      TESTING

      1. PART I General

        1. 1.Subject to the provisions of paragraph 17 on eccentric load...

        2. 2.(1) Subject to the provisions of paragraph 16 on tilt...

        3. 3.When taking test readings from digital weight indicators or printers,...

        4. 4.In the case of a machine having an automatic zero...

        5. 5.In the case of a machine of an approved pattern...

        6. 6.When testing any machine, the inspector shall first ascertain—

        7. 7.Where feasible, the inspector may combine tests or carry out...

      2. PART II Accuracy testing

        1. 8.Weight indicating and weight printing devices

      3. PART III Other testing

        1. 9.Interpretation

        2. 10.Comparison testing

        3. 11.Alternative load balancing arrangement testing

        4. 12.Repeatability testing

        5. 13.Price-to-pay testing

        6. 14.Discrimination testing

        7. 15.Level indicator testing

        8. 16.Tilt testing

        9. 17.Eccentric load testing

        10. 18.(a) Subject to sub-paragraph (b)— (i) in the case of...

        11. 19.Locking or relieving gear testing

        12. 20.Backbalance testing

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      PRESCRIBED LIMITS OF ERROR

      1. 1.Subject to paragraphs 2 and 3, the prescribed limits of...

      2. Note

      3. 2.Note

      4. 3.In the case where— (a) a machine has had its...

      5. 4.The requirements referred to in paragraph 3(c)(i) are that the...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REGULATIONS REVOKED

  8. Explanatory Note

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