Bespoke or commissioned work from customers
All work not otherwise listed on this schedule and conducted on the instigation of the customer, e.g. bespoke advice or support not covered elsewhere in this Schedule, issue or alteration of Sports Grounds Safety Certificates.
- £80 per hour +VAT.
- Some services may be VAT exempt, please ask on initial enquiry.
- External training for local businesses: £80 per hour (total cost will be agreed on a course by course basis).
- DCATS metrology laboratory: £80 per hour +VAT.
- Other courses – arranged by Devon TS and made available to non-DCC TS officers: No fixed fee (price will be agreed on a course by course basis).
- Some training may be VAT exempt, please ask on initial enquiry.
Primary Authority partnerships
For our charges for Primary Authority partnerships, see Primary Authority partnership fees.
Weights and Measures Act 1985 s74 & s76
|Fee code||Service area||Fee||Notes|
|Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) (2004/22 EC)|
|VM1||Initial conformity assessment. Devon is only approved and competent to initially verify Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments (NAWI) as part of the SWERCOTS Notified Body. Bookings can be taken for Bulk Fuel Meter Measuring System initial verification under MID, but this work will be conducted by South Gloucester Metrology Services.||£114.50 per hour +VAT|
|VM2||MID, but this work will be conducted by South Gloucester Metrology Services.||Use fees as detailed in sections below||Devon is authorised to REVERIFY all classes of equipment covered by MID – No surcharges apply to re-verifications.|
|Special weighing and measuring equipment|
|VSS||Examining, testing, certifying, stamping, authorising or reporting on special weighing or measuring equipment at the place where the service is provided. Such types of equipment, specifically excluded from fee codes VC to VI below, include:||£114.50 per hour +VAT|
|Weights (service carried out at County Hall)|
Weights above 5kg or below 500mg
Weights 500mg to 5kg
|If a weight requires adjustment and retesting an additional fee of the same amount will be charged.|
|VGG||Linear measures not exceeding 3 m, for each scale||£11.50 +VAT|
|VI1||Capacity measures, without divisions, not exceeding 1 litre||£10.40 +VAT|
|VI2||Cubic ballast measures (other than brim measures)||£114.50 per hour +VAT||**Discount available for bringing equipment to County Hall, Exeter or Chelston, Wellington for testing.|
|VI3||Liquid capacity measures for making up and checking average quantity packages||£114.50 +VAT|
Per scale (mm only) – first item
See fee code VSS above for templates in millilitres
|£114.50 per hour +VAT||To be submitted to County Hall, Exeter for testing.|
|Non-automatic weighing machines (NAWMS pre 2000)|
|VC1||Not exceeding 1 tonne||£114.50 per hour +VAT||**Discount available for bringing equipment to County Hall, Exeter or Chelston, Wellington for testing.|
|VC2||Exceeding 1 tonne to 10 tonnes|
|VC3||Exceeding 10 tonnes||+++Weighbridges|
|NAWI (post 2000)|
|VD1||Not exceeding 1 tonne||£114.50 per hour +VAT||**Discount available for bringing equipment to County Hall, Exeter or Chelston, Wellington for testing.|
|VD2||Exceeding 1 tonne to 10 tonnes|
|VD3||Exceeding 10 tonnes||+++Weighbridges|
|VC4 or VD4||Testing instruments incorporating remote display or printing facilities, and where completion of the test requires a second person or a second series of tests by the same person, an additional fee may be charged.||50% surcharge||***Additional costs|
|Measuring instruments for intoxicating liquor|
Not exceeding 150ml
|Measuring instruments for liquid fuel and lubricants|
|VA1||Container type (not subdivided)||£114.50 per hour +VAT||**Discount available|
|VA2||Single/Multi-outlets (nozzles) All nozzles tested||£114.50 per hour +VAT||++Waiting time|
|VA3||Testing of credit card acceptor (per unit, regardless of number of slots/nozzles/pumps)|
|VA4||Testing of peripheral electronic equipment on a separate visit (per site)|
|Road tanker fuel measuring equipment (above 100 litres)|
|Meter measuring systems|
|VJ1||Meter measuring systems testing||Prices available on request||Work completed by South Gloucestershire Metrology Services in Yate. Will require tanker being transported to Yate for this service.|
|VJ2||Reseal following broken seals or repair where bulk flow unit not required||£114.50 per hour +VAT|
|Dipstick measuring systems|
|VJ3||Up to 7,600 litres (for calibration of each compartment and production of chart)||Prices available on request||Work completed by South Gloucestershire Metrology Services in Yate. Will require tanker being transported to Yate for this service.|
|Over 7,600 litres (for calibration of each compartment and production of chart)|
|VJ4||Initial and spare dipsticks||Prices available on request|
|Replacement dipstick (including examination of compartment)|
|Certificate of errors|
|VKK||For supplying a certificate containing results of errors found on testing (certificate supplied upon request of the submitter).||£41.80 +VAT||Fee applies when no other fee is payable.|
|Weighing or measuring equipment or goods submitted for test at the submitter’s request|
|VLL||Metric fishing scales and weights||£20.90 +VAT||To be delivered to nearest TSS office.|
|VOO||Other equipment or goods – For the examination, testing and report on other equipment or the weighing or measuring of goods||£114.50 per hour +VAT||To be determined on the basis of per officer/hour spent at the place where the service is provided.|
|VPP||Services or facilities provided – In pursuance of community obligations by virtue of S76 of the Weights and Measures Act 198|
|Weights and Measures Act 1985, Part 3|
|VBB||Public weighbridge operator training||£80.00 per hour||Includes informal training session, provision of examination notes, examination and certification of operator, average time charged is 3 hours, minimum charge of one hour applied.|
**Discounts: Are available where equipment is submitted for testing at one of our offices. All items will be given a discount of 50% unless stated otherwise. (This is not applicable to ‘Special Weighing and Measuring Equipment’)
***Additional costs: When supplying specialist equipment (including but not limited to weighbridge test unit, etc.) an additional fee may be charged hourly, daily or per appointment, according to circumstance. This additional charge will not be made if the submitter provides test equipment to the inspector’s satisfaction with a recent test certificate from a local authority metrology laboratory or UKAS accredited metrology laboratory.
++Waiting time: Where delays in excess of half an hour occur during on-site verifications waiting time will be charged, in multiples of half hour at hourly rate fee, if delays are due to (but not solely):
- engineers being late
- equipment not being ready for testing
- delays getting on site.
Additionally where a pre-booked appointment is cancelled on the day of the verification a 50% surcharge of the verification fee will be levied.
+++Weighbridges: The basic fee (VC3 or VD3) must be added to the cost of a day’s hire of the weighbridge unit (or hire of other appropriate equipment). If a weighing machine fails on test, it should be rejected and the submitter given the opportunity to use the weighbridge unit (or the hire of other appropriate equipment) for adjustment and resubmission. A second basic fee may be charged for the second test.
- Investigation costs: £80 per hour.