Retail | Shop Scales
Retail Scales or Shop Scales, as they are sometimes referred to, are weighing machines that are used to calculate a price based on weight. In many countries it is a government requirement for the units to be approved to a standard often called Trade Approved.
In the UK and across the European Community it is a legal requirement for anyone selling goods by weight to ensure the weighing scales they are using are fit for purpose. These scales can be described differently which can cause confusion, trade stamped, trade approved, CE stamped, verified, class III approved, shop scales, OIML approved to name just a few.
To ensure your scale is correct or fit for purpose, you need to ensure the scale has a green sticker with the letter “M” in black on it, a pale blue sticker with an identification number of the verifier (the person who has tested the accuracy) and a CE mark. Also ensure that all seals on the scale are intact.
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