Public Weighbridge Operators Certificate - Applying for a Certificate of Competency

Licence summary To operate a public weighbridge, you require a certificate of competence issued by the Chief Inspector for Weights and Measures for your local authority.
Eligibility Criteria

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


Note: Certificates of competency are not transferable to another person and are only valid for the specific weighbridge for which the applicant was tested.

Regulation Summary A summary of the regulation relating to this certificate
Application Evaluation Process

No provision in legislation.

The Authority will evaluate an applicants knowledge and performance by a combination of an oral question-and-answer procedure as well as practical tests on the equipment concerned.

Will Tacit Consent Apply? No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it.
Apply online

To apply for a public weighbridge operator's certificate, contact the Local Authority providing details of your full name, the address of the business where the weighbridge is located and a contact email address and telephone number.


Arrangements will then be made for the applicant to take an informal test. Successful applicants will be issued with a Public Weighbridge Operators Certificate.

Failed Application Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.


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

Licence Holder Redress Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.
Trade Associations

Please Note - Torfaen County Borough Council (The Council) is under a duty to protect the public funds which it administers and to this end may use the information you provide within Torfaen County Borough Council for the prevention and detection of fraud. The Council may also share this information with other bodies administering or in receipt of public funds solely for these purposes. For further information, visit the National Fraud Initiative area of the website.

Last Modified: 27/02/2023
For more information contact:

Torfaen Business Direct

Tel: 01633 648735


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