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This guidance covers non-automatic weighing instruments (NAWI) in use for trade since 2000. It is addressed to organisations that are required to comply with weights and measures law and has been updated to accommodate the NAWI (Amendment) Regulations 2008, the Weights and Measures (Revocations) Regulations 2015, the harmonised standard EN45501:2015 and recent guidance on Quantitative Ingredients Declaration (QUID).
The Non-automatic Weighing 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 Non-automatic Weighing Instruments Regulations 2000, but the existing technical requirements are unchanged, so this guidance remains relevant.
Page updated to reflect the commencement of the Non-automatic Weighing Instruments Regulations 2016.
The guidance has been updated to reflect the removal of all references to the 'old approach' Directive 74/148/EEC concerning above-medium accuracy weights courtesy of the Weights & Measures (Revocations) Regulations 2015, coming into force on 1 December 2015. Regulation 8 ‘appropriate equipment for tests’ has been completely removed with the guidance explaining in detail the appropriate weights to be used.
Further updates include new references to the harmonised standard EN45501:2015 and guidance on non-automatic measuring instruments used for Quantitative Ingredients Declaration.