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Weights and Measures Act 1985 s74 & s76

Fee codeService areaFeeNotes
Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) (2004/22 EC)
VM1Initial 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.£109.70 per hour +VAT
VM2MID, but this work will be conducted by South Gloucester Metrology Services.Use fees as detailed in sections belowDevon is authorised to REVERIFY all classes of equipment covered by MID – No surcharges apply to re-verifications.
Special weighing and measuring equipment
 VSSExamining, 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:

  • automatic or totalising weighing machines
  • equipment designed to weigh loads in motion
  • bulk fuel measuring equipment tested following a Regulation 65 or 66 occurrence under the 1983 Regulations or Regulation 23 or 24 occurrence under the 1988 Regulations
  • weighing or measuring equipment tested by means of statistical sampling
  • templates graduated in millilitres
  • testing or other services in pursuance of a community obligation other than EC initial or partial verification.
£109.70 per hour +VAT
 Weights (service carried out at County Hall)
 VFF

Weights above 5kg or below 500mg

Weights 500mg to 5kg

£10.50 +VAT

£8.50 +VAT

If a weight requires adjustment and retesting an additional fee of the same amount will be charged.
   Measures
 VGGLinear measures not exceeding 3 m, for each scale£11.00 +VAT
 VI1Capacity measures, without divisions, not exceeding 1 litre£10.00 +VAT
VI2Cubic ballast measures (other than brim measures)£109.70 per hour +VAT**Discount available for bringing equipment to County Hall, Exeter or Chelston, Wellington for testing.
VI3Liquid capacity measures for making up and checking average quantity packages£80.00 +VAT
Templates
VTT

Per scale (mm only) – first item

See fee code VSS above for templates in millilitres

£80.00 per hour +VATTo be submitted to County Hall, Exeter for testing.
Weighing instruments
Non-automatic weighing machines (NAWMS pre 2000)
VC1Not exceeding 1 tonne£109.70 per hour +VAT**Discount available for bringing equipment to County Hall, Exeter or Chelston, Wellington for testing.
VC2Exceeding 1 tonne to 10 tonnes
VC3Exceeding 10 tonnes+++Weighbridges
 NAWI (post 2000)
VD1Not exceeding 1 tonne£109.70 per hour +VAT**Discount available for bringing equipment to County Hall, Exeter or Chelston, Wellington for testing.
VD2Exceeding 1 tonne to 10 tonnes
VD3Exceeding 10 tonnes+++Weighbridges
VC4 or VD4Testing 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
VHH

Not exceeding 150ml

Other

£18.00 +VAT

£20.00 +VAT

Measuring instruments for liquid fuel and lubricants
 VA1Container type (not subdivided)£109.70 per hour +VAT**Discount available
 VA2Single/Multi-outlets (nozzles) All nozzles tested£109.70 per hour +VAT++Waiting time
VA3Testing of credit card acceptor (per unit, regardless of number of slots/nozzles/pumps)
VA4Testing of peripheral electronic equipment on a separate visit (per site)
 Road tanker fuel measuring equipment (above 100 litres)
Meter measuring systems
VJ1Meter measuring systems testingPrices available on requestWork completed by South Gloucestershire Metrology Services in Yate. Will require tanker being transported to Yate for this service.
VJ2Reseal following broken seals or repair where bulk flow unit not required£109.70 per hour +VAT
Dipstick measuring systems
VJ3Up to 7,600 litres (for calibration of each compartment and production of chart)Prices available on requestWork 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)
VJ4Initial and spare dipsticksPrices 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).£40.00 +VATFee applies when no other fee is payable.
Weighing or measuring equipment or goods submitted for test at the submitter’s request
VLLMetric fishing scales and weights£20.00 +VATTo be delivered to nearest TSS office.
VOOOther equipment or goods – For the examination, testing and report on other equipment or the weighing or measuring of goods£109.70 per hour +VATTo be determined on the basis of per officer/hour spent at the place where the service is provided.
VPPServices or facilities provided – In pursuance of community obligations by virtue of S76 of the Weights and Measures Act 198
Weights and Measures Act 1985 
VNNBakers Exemption Certificate – processing of applications from packers of bread for exemption from regulation 9(1)(b)(ii) duty to keep records£80.00 per hourThe charge is based on time to process the application, including inspection of systems and equipment, and is charged at the hourly rate, or part thereof, with minimum charge of one hour applied.
Weights and Measures Act 1985, Part 3
 VBBPublic weighbridge operator training£80.00 per hourIncludes informal training session, provision of examination notes, examination and certification of operator, average time charged is 3 hours, minimum charge of one hour applied.

Notes

**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.

Offence reporting

  • Investigation costs: £80 per hour.

External training

  • 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).
  • External training for local businesses: £80 per hour (total cost will be agreed on a course by course basis).
  • Some training may be VAT exempt, please ask on initial enquiry.

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.


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