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

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16.—(1) Every non-automatic weighing machine first passed as fit for use for trade before 1st February 1992 shall be legibly and durably marked either as in paragraph (2) or with—

(a)the name of the maker or supplier; and

(b)either—

(i)the maximum capacity of the weight indicating and printing devices, or

(ii)the purported capacity, where the maximum load exceeds the maximum capacity.

(2) Every non-automatic weighing machine which is passed as fit for use for trade on or after 1st February 1992 shall be legibly and durably marked with—

(a)the name of the maker or supplier;

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(the accuracy classification of the machine, in accordance with the requirements of Schedule 1);

(c)“Max …” (the maximum capacity of the weight indicating and weight printing devices);

(d)“Min …” (the approved minimum load);

(e)“e = …” (the verification scale interval associated with the weight indicating, printing and tare devices, which is determined by the requirements in Schedule 1);

(f)where relevant—

(i)the number of the certificate of approval or of the notice of examination in respect of the pattern in accordance with which the machine is made, preceded by the words “Certification No.”, “Cert. No.” or “Notice No.”, as the case may be;

(ii)“T = − …” if different from “Max …” or “T = + …” (the maximum range of the subtractive or additive tare device respectively);

(iii)“d = …” and “dT = …” if different from “e = …” (the scale intervals of the graduated weight indicating and/or printing devices and graduated tare devices respectively);

(iv)in the case of a machine to which regulation 14(3) applies, “Min …” (where “ …” is the approved minimum load for the purpose of determining postal or other tariffs) and the words “for determining … tariffs” (where “ …” is the specific tariff for which the machine is used).

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