The reliability of measurements, measurement results and measurement methods are monitored whenever the price of a product or a service depends on the measurement result. The measuring instrument must comply with the requirements of the Measuring Instruments Act, when you use the measurement result
- to determine the price of a product or service or other financial benefit
- to check the quantity of content of a pre-packaged product
- as a basis for making decisions in activities by the authorities.
Choose a measuring instrument that conforms to requirements and is appropriate for the purpose to ensure reliable measurements.
Usually, in-service verification of measuring instruments must be performed regularly. The verification must be carried out by an approved inspection body.
An appropriate measuring instrument can be identified by its markings.
Measuring Instruments Act 707/2011
Government Decree on Measuring Instruments 471/2014
Government Decree on Non-Automatic Scales 1431/2016
Government Decree on Essential Requirements, Demonstration of Compliance and Specific Technical Requirements of Measuring Instruments 1432/2016
Measuring Instruments Directive 2014/32/EU (MID)
Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments Directive 2014/31/EU (NAWID)
Council Directive 76/211/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making-up by weight or by volume of certain prepackaged products
Council Directive 75/107/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to bottles used as measuring containers
Council Directive 80/181/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to units of measurement
Directive 2009/34/EC relating to common provisions for both measuring instruments and methods of metrological control
Elsewhere on the Net
Website of the European Commission on legal metrology and pre-packaged products
The European Commission’s list on the harmonised standards of the MID
NANDO database Database of the European Commission on notified bodies
OIML International Organization of Legal Metrology
WELMEC (The body for the promotion of European cooperation in legal metrology)