Capacity serving measures

Guidance for organisations that are required to comply with weights and measures law for capacity measures.


Capacity serving measures: guidance on regulation

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This document provides guidance for organisations that are required to comply with weights and measures law for capacity measures. Following the guidance is not in itself obligatory but, if you do follow it, this should help your organisation to meet its legal obligations.

The Measuring Instruments Regulations 2016 came into force on 28 December 2016 under the New Legislative Framework (NLF), a common set of principles developed to improve the European internal market. The regulations focus on making procedures more consistent. They replace the Measuring Instruments (Capacity Serving Measures) Regulations 2006, but the existing technical requirements are unchanged, so this guidance remains relevant.

The Office for Product Safety and Standards issued guidance under the NLF in August 2017. Read the specific guidance on the provisions introduced by the NLF for the Measuring Instruments Regulations 2016.

Published 13 February 2012
Last updated 5 August 2015 + show all updates
  1. Reference to the Capacity Serving Measures (Intoxicating Liquor) Regulations 1988 have been removed as this Regulation has been revoked. Version 2 dated July 2015 has replaced the February 2012 version.
  2. First published.