About weighbridge operators

Trading Standards Officers test the competence of Public Weighbridge Operators and issue a certificate before public weighings can be carried out. Records are kept of all public weighbridges and the locations of the nearest public weighbridges are given on request.

Anyone carrying out public weighings (usually on a weighbridge) for which a charge is made needs to hold a certificate showing they have sufficient knowledge to carry out their duties competently and honestly.

Application process

To submit a request for certification at a site in Coventry, please complete the online form. We will contact you to confirm an appointment for a short test of the applicant's knowledge and performance of duties.

Apply for a weighbridge operators licence online

Is there a fee for this certificate?

There is no charge for the test and certification.

What information do I need to provide?

You will need to supply the name of the applicant, the name and address of the weighbridge site and make of weighbridge. We will need contact details to arrange a convenient date and time for the test.

Are there any checks to be made?

A certificate can be issued by the Business Compliance Team following a short test.

Will tacit consent apply?


What will happen if there is a problem with the application?

We will contact you if there is a problem with the licence.