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Weighbridge operator certificate

Operators of public weighing equipment must have a certificate to show they are capable of using the equipment correctly.

A weighbridge is machine used to weigh large vehicles like trains, lorries and boats.

A weighbridge operator must be certified to show that they can:

  • use the equipment properly
  • use associated equipment
  • record and calculate the results of weighings

You cannot operate a weighbridge until your certificate has been granted.

Before you complete the application form you must read and understand the guidance notes for public weighbridge operators (PDF, 50KB).

You can apply for a weighbridge operator certificate by emailing