Weights and measures annual report on the level of local enforcement work conducted in 2012 to 2013.
Every local authority in the UK is required to report the level of local enforcement work conducted over a 12 month period under section 70 of the Weights and Measures Act 1985. This information is then collated into an annual report by the National Measurement Office which is used to create a risk matrix identifying the risk of equipment failing and the level of consequences of that risk. This then enables local authorities to identify which areas their resources should be prioritised towards using targeted inspections. This is the format as agreed by the secretary of state in accordance with section 70 of the act.