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The Non-automatic Weighing Instruments Regulations 2000

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I PRELIMINARY

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and revocation

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application of Regulations

    4. 4.Placing on the market, putting into service and use of instruments

    5. 5.Instruments used for Schedule 3 applications to satisfy the essential requirements

    6. 6.Information to be borne by instruments not subjected to EC verification, EC unit verification or EC declaration of type conformity

    7. 7.Instruments conforming with relevant national standards

    8. 8.Appropriate equipment for tests

    9. 9.Designation of bodies to exercise functions under the Regulations

  3. PART II APPROVAL AND CERTIFICATION OF NON-AUTOMATIC WEIGHING INSTRUMENTS

    1. Examination and Supervision

      1. 10.EC type-examination

      2. 11.EC verification

      3. 12.EC unit verification

      4. 13.Quality system approval and EC declaration of type conformity

      5. 14.Provisions supplemental to regulations 11, 12 and 13

      6. 15.EC surveillance

      7. 16.Suspension of authority to make EC declarations of type conformity

      8. 17.Withdrawal of approval of quality system

      9. 18.Affixing of CE marking etc

      10. 19.Conformity with other directives

    2. Review of decisions

      1. 20.Review of decisions of authorised persons under Part II

      2. 21.Provision of information

    3. Enforcement

      1. 22.Unauthorised application of CE marking etc

      2. 23.Disqualification stickers (instruments not complying with these Regulations etc)

      3. 24.Disqualification stickers and re-qualification stickers (instruments which have been altered etc)

      4. 25.Immediate enforcement action

      5. 26.Compliance notice procedures

      6. 27.Unsuitable use of instrument used for trade

  4. PART III USE FOR TRADE OF NON-AUTOMATIC WEIGHING INSTRUMENTS

    1. 28.Restrictions on use of instruments for trade

    2. 29.Manner of erection of instruments

    3. 30.Instruments marked with temperature range

    4. 31.Instruments marked with manner of use

    5. 32.Instruments fitted with printing devices

    6. 33.Load receptors

    7. 34.Operation of instrument

    8. 35.Weights marked with EEC initial verification marks to be used

    9. 36.Instruments using decimal parts of pound

    10. 37.Instruments to be set to zero or to be balanced before use

  5. PART IV GENERAL

    1. 38.Powers of inspection and entry

    2. 39.Obstruction of authorised person etc

    3. 40.Offences and penalties

    4. 41.Offences by corporations

    5. 42.Prosecutions

    6. 43.Adaptations for Northern Ireland

    7. 44.Amendment

  6. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      ANNEX III TO COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 90/384/EEC of 20TH JUNE 1990 ON THE HARMONISATION OF THE LAWS OF MEMBER STATES RELATING TO NON-AUTOMATIC WEIGHING INSTRUMENTS

      1. DESIGN DOCUMENTATION

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      ANNEX I TO COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 90/384/EEC of 20TH JUNE 1990 ON THE HARMONISATION OF THE LAWS OF MEMBER STATES RELATING TO NON-AUTOMATIC WEIGHING INSTRUMENTS

      1. Preliminary observation

      2. METROLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS

        1. 1.Units of mass

        2. 2.Accuracy classes

        3. 2.1.The following accuracy classes have been defined:

        4. 2.2.Scale intervals

        5. 2.2.1.The actual scale interval (d) and the verification scale interval...

        6. 2.2.2.For all instruments other than those with auxiliary indicating devices:...

        7. 2.2.3.For instruments with auxiliary indicating devices the following conditions apply:...

        8. 3.Classification

        9. 3.1.Instruments with one weighing range Instruments equipped with an auxiliary...

        10. 3.2.Instruments with multiple weighing ranges

        11. 3.3.Multi-interval instruments

        12. 3.3.1.Instruments with one weighing range may have several partial weighing...

        13. 3.3.2.Each partial weighing range i of multi-interval instruments is defined...

        14. 3.3.3.The partial ranges are classified according to Table 2. All...

        15. 4.Accuracy

        16. 4.1.On implementation of the procedures laid down in Article 8,...

        17. 4.2.The maximum permissible errors in service are twice the maximum...

        18. 5.Weighing results of an instrument shall be repeatable, and shall...

        19. 6.The instrument shall react to small variations in the load....

        20. 7.Influence quantities and time

        21. 7.1.Instruments of classes II, III and IIII, liable to be...

        22. 7.2.The instruments shall meet the metrological requirements within the temperature...

        23. 7.3.Instruments operated from a mains power supply shall meet the...

        24. 7.4.Electronic instruments, except those in class I and in class...

        25. 7.5.Loading an instrument in class II, III or IIII for...

        26. 7.6.Under other conditions the instruments shall either continue to function...

      3. Design and Construction

        1. 8.General requirements

        2. 8.1.Design and construction of the instruments shall be such that...

        3. 8.2.When exposed to disturbances, electronic instruments shall not display the...

        4. 8.3.The requirements of 8.1 and 8.2 shall be met on...

        5. 8.4.When external equipment is connected to an electronic instrument through...

        6. 8.5.The instruments shall have no characteristics likely to facilitate fraudulent...

        7. 8.6.Instruments shall be designed to permit ready execution of the...

        8. 9.Indication of weighing results and other weight values

        9. 10.Printing of weighing results and other weight values

        10. 11.Levelling

        11. 12.Zeroing

        12. 13.Tare devices and preset tare devices

        13. 14.Instruments for direct sales to the public with a maximum capacity not greater than 100 kg: additional requirements

        14. 15.Price labelling instruments

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      APPLICATIONS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 1(2)(a)OF THE NAWI DIRECTIVE

      1. 1.Determination of mass for commercial transactions.

      2. 2.Determination of mass for the calculation of a toll, tariff,...

      3. 3.Determination of mass for the application of laws or regulations...

      4. 4.Determination of mass in the practice of medicine for weighing...

      5. 5.Determination of mass for making up medicines on prescription in...

      6. 6.Determination of price on the basis of mass for the...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      SPECIMEN FORM OF CE MARKING

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      ADAPTATIONS FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

      1. 1.For the purposes of these Regulations, references to a local...

      2. PART I

        1. 2.In regulation 3(2)— (a) for sub-paragraph (c) there shall be...

        2. 3.In regulation 3(3), for the reference to the 1985 Act,...

      3. PART II

        1. 4.Regulation 20 shall not have effect and accordingly regulations 16(2)(c)(iv)...

        2. 5.In regulation 24(3)(b), the reference to a chief inspector of...

      4. PART III

        1. 6.Part III does not apply to Northern Ireland.

      5. PART IV

        1. 7.In regulation 38— (a) in each of paragraphs (1) and...

        2. 8.For regulation 42 there shall be substituted— No proceedings for an offence under these Regulations may be...

  7. Explanatory Note

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