Weights and Measures

Calibration (Metrology) Lab

Devon Metrology Laboratory – the UKAS Accredited Laboratory in the heart of the South West

The Devon Metrology Laboratory is part of Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service, a joint service commissioned by Devon, Somerset and Torbay Councils. The Laboratory has been running since 1994.

The Laboratory operates across two sites – Exeter, close to the centre of the historic regional capital and Chelston, Wellington just off junction 26 of the M5. Our Chelston site also has a public weighbridge (for more information on public weighbridges click here)

We operate an efficient, cost effective commercial laboratory not only to businesses but to other Local Authorities throughout the country. Our customer focussed laboratory is staffed by fully trained Trading Standards Officers.

Please click on the links below to find out more:

Do you have weights that need testing?
Are you looking for a UKAS accredited Laboratory?
Are your measures of length of capacity requiring testing?
Have you got equipment that needs to be verified?
Our Services to other Local Authorities
Would you like to hire weights?
Laboratory satisfaction & complaints procedure

Our Laboratory is open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. Weights can be accepted outside of these times by prior arrangement.

Dependent on your geographical location and the type of items you wish us to test, we will advise which of our 2 sites will carry out the work.

For a free, no obligation quote for any of our services, please complete this online form . Alternatively please download this Word document and return by e-mail / post or telephone us to discuss.

Our contact details:

Telephone: 01392 383000 (please ask for ‘Metrology Laboratory’) or 01392 383316
E-mail: calibration@devon.gov.uk
Fax: 01392 382159
Postal Address: Trading Standards Laboratory, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD

The locations of our 2 sites can be found here: Exeter and Chelston