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

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Approved minimum load

14.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), the approved minimum load for a non-automatic weighing machine shall be that specified in Schedule 1.

(2) Nothing in paragraph (1) shall apply in the case of a machine in relation to which the published particulars of the approved pattern specify the amount of the minimum load appropriate to that particular pattern.

(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (1)—

(a)in the case of a Class II, III or IIII non-automatic weighing machine used for the purpose of determining postal or other tariffs, the approved minimum load (as indicated in relation to the machine in Table 2, 3 or 4 in Schedule 1, as the case may require) shall be not less than five times the scale interval “d” (for a graduated machine) or five times the verification scale interval “e” (for a non-graduated machine) specified in relation to the machine in that Table; and

(b)in the case of a non-automatic weighing machine which is balanced otherwise than at zero, the approved minimum load shall be determined by reference to the balanced position.

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