Trading standards - weighbridges

Weighbridge locations in Derby

There are 3 public weighbridges in the Derby area.

Weighbridge locations in Derby
Baker Metals Great Northern Road, Derby 01332 340186 40 tonne
Sims Mcintyre Mansfield Road, Derby 01332 361 721 50 tonne
Waste Recycling Group Raynesway Park Drive, Raynesway, Derby 01332 572 189 50 tonne

Weighbridge operator certificates

The law states that to operate a public weighbridge, you require a certificate of competence issued by the Chief Inspector for Weights and Measures for your local authority.

A person who wants to apply for a public weighbridge operator's certificate will be tested by an Inspector of Weights and Measures. This is to make sure that they can operate the equipment properly and includes the use of related or linked equipment such as:

  • linked computers
  • linked printers.

Any applicant will also need to show that they can properly and accurately record and calculate the results of any weighing.

How do I apply for a weighbridge operator certificate?

If you wish to apply for a certificate to operate public weighing equipment, please contact us at

Environment and Regulatory Services,
Trading Standards,
The Council House,
Corporation Street,
Derby DE1 2FS

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