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The Measuring Instruments (Material Measures of Length) Regulations 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I PRELIMINARY

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application

  3. PART II PLACING ON THE MARKET AND PUTTING INTO USE OF MATERIAL MEASURES OF LENGTH

    1. 4.Requirements for placing on the market and putting into use

    2. 5.Compliance with the essential requirements

    3. 6.Conformity assessment procedures

    4. 7.Designation of United Kingdom notified bodies

    5. 8.Functions of notified bodies

    6. 9.Provisions supplemental to regulation 7

    7. 10.Variation and termination of designations

    8. 11.Fees

    9. 12.Marking and identification requirements

    10. 13.Conformity with other directives

  4. PART III USE FOR TRADE OF MATERIAL MEASURES OF LENGTH

    1. 14.Requirements for use for trade

    2. 15.Manner of use

  5. PART IV ENFORCEMENT

    1. 16.Enforcement authority

    2. 17.Compliance notice procedure

    3. 18.Immediate enforcement action

    4. 19.Review by the Secretary of State

    5. 20.Disqualification

    6. 21.Re-qualification

    7. 22.Unauthorised application of authorised marks

    8. 23.Powers of entry and inspection

    9. 24.Obstruction of enforcement officer

    10. 25.Penalties for offences

    11. 26.Defence of due diligence

    12. 27.Liability of persons other than the principal offender

  6. PART V MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTAL

    1. 28.Service of documents

    2. 29.Savings for certain privileges

    3. 30.Adaptation for Northern Ireland

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

      1. 1.The essential requirements are the relevant requirements relating to material...

      2. 2.Definitions

      3. 3.Allowable Errors

      4. 4.Reproducibility

      5. 5.Repeatability

      6. 6.Durability

      7. 7.Reliability

      8. 8.Suitability

      9. 9.Protection against corruption

      10. 10.Information to be borne by and to accompany the material measure of length

      11. 11.Indication of result

      12. 12.Conformity evaluation

      13. 13.Reference Conditions

      14. 14.MPE

      15. 15.Materials

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      NOTIFIED BODIES

      1. PART 1 NOTIFIED BODY CRITERIA FOR DESIGNATION

        1. 1.The body, its director and staff involved in conformity assessment...

        2. 2.The body, its director and staff involved in conformity assessment...

        3. 3.The conformity assessment shall be carried out with the highest...

        4. 4.The body shall be capable of carrying out all the...

        5. 5.The body’s staff shall have— (a) sound technical and vocational...

        6. 6.The impartiality of the body, its director and staff shall...

        7. 7.The body shall satisfy the Secretary of State that it...

        8. 8.The body’s director and staff shall be bound to observe...

      2. PART 2 FUNCTIONS

        1. 9.Assessment of applications for certificates or notifications

        2. 10.Limitations on duties to exercise functions

        3. 11.Contractors

        4. 12.Form of certificates and notifications

        5. 13.Conditions in certificates or notifications

        6. 14.Withdrawal of certificates or notifications

        7. 15.Procedure where a notified body is minded to refuse to give, or to vary or withdraw a certificate or notification

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION

      1. 1.The technical documentation shall render the design, manufacture and operation...

      2. 2.The technical documentation shall be sufficiently detailed to ensure—

      3. 3.The technical documentation shall include insofar as relevant for assessment...

      4. 4.The manufacturer shall specify where markings have been applied.

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      MARKING AND INSCRIPTIONS

      1. 1.The CE marking consists of the symbol “CE” according to...

      2. 2.The M marking consists of the capital letter “M” and...

      3. 3.The identification number of the notified body concerned shall follow...

      4. 4.When a material measure of length is too small or...

      5. 5.The CE marking and the M marking shall be indelible....

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      ADAPTATIONS FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

      1. 1.In regulation 2(2), the reference to the Weights and Measures...

      2. 2.Part III does not apply to Northern Ireland.

      3. 3.In regulation 16— (a) for paragraph (1), substitute the following...

      4. 4.In regulation 23— (a) the reference in paragraph (3) to...

      5. 5.In regulation 29(3) the reference to sub-section (1) of section...

  8. Explanatory Note

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