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Weights and measures

We ensure that all goods sold are correctly weighed and measured

Last updated: 1 November 2021

Trading Standards are required to ensure that all goods sold are correctly weighed and measured in accordance with current legislation. This is done by checking the accuracy of weighing / measuring equipment regularly, checking goods in stock are of the correct weight, investigating complaints of short measure.

In addition to this, The North East London Metrology Partnership was set up in 2001 to provide a coordinated weights and measures service for the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Havering, Redbridge, and Barking and Dagenham. The partnership performs the duties of verification and inspection of metrology equipment in businesses in the borough and carries out reference tests at premises requiring inspection under the average quantity system.

The partnership was formed to provide the most cost effective way of fulfilling statutory duties under weights and measures legislation and to ensure a consistent approach to enforcement and advice. For further details of the partnership see London Borough of Havering Trading Standards - weights and measures.

Calibration services

For information on calibration services offered or to make a weights and measures verification appointment contact:

North East London Metrology Partnership