To operate a public weighbridge, you require a certificate of competence issued
by the Chief Inspector for Weights and Measures for your local authority.
You must have sufficient knowledge for the proper performance of your duties.
Application evaluation process
Any application received by Falkirk Council will be processed as quickly as possible
and, in any event, within a period of 2 weeks. This period will run from the time
that all of the required information has been submitted.
Will tacit consent apply?
No. It is in the public interest that Falkirk Council must process your application
before it can be granted.
If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, please contact us.
How to apply
To become an operator of a public weighbridge there is a requirement for a practical
and written examination to be carried out at the weighbridge.
To apply for certification as a public weighbridge operator, you can complete the
form below and send it to Falkirk Council by email or post:
Failed application and licence holder redress
Please contact us in the first instance.
You may appeal to the National Measurement Office
if your application is refused.
If you have a complaint, please contact the trader first, preferably in writing.
If you do this by letter, make sure you get proof of delivery.
If you've done this and feel your complaint still hasn't been resolved, contact the
Citizens Advice Bureau.
But if you do not live in the UK, you'll need to contact the
UK European Consumer Centre.
For example; complaints about noise, pollution, etc should be directed to the Environmental
There are two weighbridges in the Falkirk Council area which their owners have designated
as public weighbridges. These are privately owned weighbridges which are made available
to the public on payment of a fee.
The required accuracy of these is no different from any other weighbridge in use
for trade but they are checked more regularly by Trading Standards. In addition,
the operator is required to hold a certificate of competence issued by a Chief Inspector
of Weights and Measures and there are various legislative requirements regulating
use of the equipment.
The public weighbridge in the Falkirk Council area is:
Please note drivers must telephone to make a prior appointment 24 hours in advance.