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Certified ‘Charge-by-Weight’ Regulations

Guide to Vehicle Weighing

Certified ‘Charge-by-Weight’ Regulations:

On the continent, and in EIRE, legislation exists that has forced the use of certified systems for waste removal. RFID tagging is often used to identify a customer’s bin, and help assign each weight to the correct customer. Many companies have realised the benefits this provides, as it allows them to identify jobs where they were previously losing money. In comparison the UK market for these systems is still very much in its infancy, but despite this Red Forge have been involved in fitting them for over 10 years.

Please be aware when looking at certified systems that you are comparing ‘apples with apples’, as many systems that are cheaper can claim certification only running to Class IV (the lower of these two standards) when they should be running to the higher specified Class III.

Before considering any form of Pay-by-Weight scheme, we would suggest speaking to your local trading standards office, along with the National Weights and Measures Laboratory (NWML), and ourselves to make sure that you are looking at purchasing the right system. This will give you a better understanding of what the requirements are, and how we can help you comply with them.

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