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.


The examination fee will be calculated based on the officers hourly rate to complete the test. All current fees and charges can be found on the About Trading Standards page.

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.

Public weighbridges in Cheshire East

Business Support Team
Cheshire East Council


0300 123 5015

Page last reviewed: 21 February 2023