Weighbridge Operators Licence

To operate a public weighbridge, you will require a certificate of competence from the Chief Inspector for Weights and Measures.


The certificate is applied for by the operator of the weighbridge equipment, not the owner. Contact us on the details below or download the forms and guidance.


There are no fees for the test or certificate issue.

Application Evaluation

The applicant will be tested to ensure you have sufficient knowledge for the proper performance of your duties. The test will take place using the equipment to which the certificate relates and we will inspect the weighbridge at your premises.

Right of Appeal

If your application is unsuccessful, contact us and we will discuss your application with you.

If you are unhappy with the reasons given, you can then appeal to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Useful Organisations


Public weighbridges in Cheshire East

Contact us

Business Support Team
Cheshire East Council

01270 685900

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