Weighing vehicles for enforcement: consolidated code of practice

Guidance for Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) examiners conducting vehicle weight checks.



This non-statutory code of practice provides best practice guidance for DVSA examiners conducting vehicle weight checks using:

  • single and multi-plate weighbridges
  • other non-dynamic weighing equipment
  • dynamic axle weighers (including in static mode)
  • portable weighpads

It’s been published so that DVSA is transparent about how these checks take place.

This is a joint publication by DVSA and the Legal Metrology Expert Panel

Published 20 June 2014