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EN45501(2015) - A reminder6th Jul 2015
The EN45501 saga still continues and UKWF members are reminded:
The UK Quality Infrastructure15th Jun 2015
The government have launched what is known as the UK Quality Infrastructure.
Guidance for businesses and local authorities on Measuring Instruments post 201615th Jun 2015
Measuring Instruments post 2016 would be of concern to those members supplying automatic weighing instruments
Technical Presentations from UKWF Regional meeting May 201528th May 2015
The presentations on the New Legslative Framework and EN45501 given by the UKWF Technical Officer are now available here.
The Weights & Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations 2006 V38th Apr 2015
There has been a new version of the guidance notes that take into account the amendments bought about by the introduction of the Food Information Regulations
The Consumer Rights Act 20158th Apr 2015
This has now passed into law and will bring many changes to the consumer rights environment which changes the powers of Inspectors of Weights and Measures.
Prosecution by Dudley Trading Standards8th Apr 2015
Dudley Trading Standards have secured convictions against a local scrap metal firm
Metrology Case Study - Article In trading Standards 2nd April 20158th Apr 2015
See the article in Trading Standards Today on weigh-bridge testing by Cheshire East Trading Standards
EN45501 Published27th Feb 2015
The new standard has been published by CEN and available on their website. It is also available for purchase on the BSI website.
Construction Products Regulations9th Feb 2015
REGULATION (EU) No 305/2011 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 9 March 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC