Guidance

Non-automatic weighing instruments

Guidance for organisations that are required to comply with weights and measures law for non-automatic weighing instruments.

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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. Specific guidance on the provisions introduced by the NLF will be published by Regulatory Delivery early in 2017.