Be a responsible trader
Businesses that utilise weighing and measuring instruments for trade have the responsibility to ensure that the instruments you use are type approved, registered with the Weights and Measures Office, and thereafter verified to be fit for trade by Authorised Verifiers. In addition, the net contents of pre-packaged goods that you are selling must not be less than the quantity stated on the package or label.
Traders should also ensure that their weighing or measuring instruments are:
- Accurate at all times;
- Installed and used in suitable environmental conditions, e.g. weighing scales should be used on level ground;
- Zeroed before goods are weighed or measured;
- Cleaned and free from foreign particles on the weighing or measuring areas, e.g. weighing pan, dispenser nozzles;
- Sent for annual verification to prevent short weights or measures;
- Affixed with the Weights and Measures verification seal at all times;
- Affixed with a valid ACCURACY Label that is visible to consumers at all times; and
- Showing a visual reading to consumers, e.g. with the use of electronic dual-faced indicator type of instruments.
For further information, please refer to the respective sections relevant to your company’s nature of business: