Industry News & Blogs
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OPS&S announce changes to Conformity Assessment body services in UK7th Sep 2021
This afternoon the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has announced that it no longer plans to provide commercial Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) services for metrology products under the NMO (National Measurement Office) brand, and that it will be stepping back from the market. Click for more information..
Why quality should be front of mind when investing in weighing instruments20th May 2021
On World Metrology Day today (20 May) UKWF legal metrology expert and technical officer, Ian Turner, discusses the importance of accurate weighing and the benefits of using quality weighing products that are serviced and calibrated regularly.
UK Weighing Federation and GAMBICA announce new partnership30th Mar 2021
We are delighted to announce that the UK Weighing Federation (UKWF) has agreed a partnership with GAMBICA, the trade association for Instrumentation, Control, Automation and Laboratory Technology in the UK, to bring even more benefits to UKWF members.
UKWF member apprentices weigh up the benefits of an apprenticeship in legal metrology10th Feb 2021
As we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, there may be many young people who haven’t considered a career in the weighing industry when looking for their placement, but it’s certainly not one to pass up. With weights and measures playing a key role in all areas of industry as well as our everyday lives, you’ll struggle to find a part of life that doesn’t require accurate weighing.
Meet our President, Graham Spink.1st Dec 2020
Back in April 2020, Graham Spink was appointed as the new President of the UK Weighing Federation. We caught up with Graham to see how his first nine months at the helm have been, and to discuss how the Federation is supporting its members through the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit. Click for more details...
Lobbying BEIS for Type Examination Certificates post Brexit6th Jul 2020
The UKWF has written to Alok Sharma, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy expressing concerns over the post Brexit Type Approval Certificate situation.
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Lords debate on the changes to the Weights and Measures Act for the new defintion of the kilogram26th May 2020
Lords debate on the changes to the Weights and Measures Act for the new defintion of the kilogram. UKWF mentioned as one of the bodies consulting with them on this legislation. For more information or to listen to the debate please click here.
Department for International Trade Tariff consultation24th Feb 2020
A consultation has been opened by the Department for International Trade and UKWF is recommending all members complete the prior to the 5th March Deadline.
Metroweigh strengthens its service offering with key acquisition24th Jul 2018
Metroweigh is pleased to announce the acquisition of Avon Scale Company, an established
distributor of quality precision balances and industrial weighing equipment.
The UK Market Surveillance Report 201720th Jun 2018
The official report of market surveillance work completed in the UK during 2017 is now available to read. Click for details.