Weighbridge Operator's Licence


Licence Summary

To operate a public weighbridge, you require a certificate of competence issued by the Chief Inspector for Weights and Measures for The Moray Council.

Eligibility Criteria

You must have sufficient knowledge for the proper performance of your duties.

Anyone applying for a Certificate must pass a verbal and practical test to show they can:

    1. Operate the weighbridge satisfactorily and complete any weighbridge tickets and associated documentation
    2. Understand the basic terms associated with the operation of the weighbridge
    3. Identify potential frauds which may unknowingly be assisted by a weighbridge operator
    4. Understand the importance of accuracy when operating a weighbridge by performing simple arithmetic (use a calculator if permitted)

Regulation Summary

A summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence

Application Evaluation Process

Application Evaluation Process – Once your completed application is received, the Council will send a Trading Standards Officer to carry out a test.  Once satisfied a certificate of competence will be issued within 7 days.


There will be a fixed fee. View Trading Standard licence fees (PDF)

Apply online

To apply for a public weighbridge operator's certificate please use the link in the Online Services box on the right.

Failed Application Redress

Please contact The Moray Council in the first instance.

You may appeal to the National Measurement Office if your application is refused.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact The Moray Council in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice Consumer Service will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

E.g. about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder complain about another.

Trade Associations

Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)

Contact Us

Trading Standards
The Moray Council
PO Box 6760
IV30 9BX

0300 123 4561


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