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We are taking the necessary immediate and longer-term steps to support and protect residents, staff and partners. Our focus is on keeping critical services running, particularly those supporting vulnerable people.

Find out more about the support and guidance available, and any changes to our services.

Advice and support on Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

Weights and measures

You can have most types of weighing and measuring equipment, including scales in shops, measures in pubs and petrol pumps tested by our qualified Weights and Measures Inspectors.

We can provide a written report, giving you and your customers’ confidence in the accuracy of your equipment. We also have calibrated weights available to hire from 1kg – 3 tonnes.

Details of our fees for these services are available in:

Weights and measures testing fees 


Weighbridges in Leicestershire   Opens new window

To operate a public weighbridge you must have a public weighbridge operator’s certificate which proves your competence.

Apply for a public weighbridge operator’s certificate

Inspector of weights and measures 

You can arrange a visit from an Inspector of Weights and Measures to:

  • issue a public weighbridge operator’s certificate
  • carry out the testing of weighing and measuring equipment
  • enquire about the hire of weights

Arrange a visit

Contact: Trading Standards Duty Officer


Call: 0116 305 8000

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