Weights and measures

Part of our job is to ensure that the public receive the correct amount of any product they buy.

If you think you have received short measure from a business in the Borough of Poole and would like to report it please email us.

Weights and measures inspections

We visit trade premises and carry out inspections and verification of weighing and measuring equipment.

Examples include:

  • counter weighing machines
  • weighbridges
  • weights
  • petrol pumps
  • spirit measuring instruments
  • wine and beer glasses
  • metre measures
  • pre-packed goods, breads, textiles and more

These are tested to ensure correct weight or measure.

Business guidance

Free guidance leaflets for businesses on weights and measures are available at the Business Companion.

Page last updated: 13 September 2019
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