Use of measuring instruments

Measurements that conform to the requirements ensure that consumers receive the right amount of product. In turn, vendors benefit from the rules of the trade being the same for everyone, and competition is not distorted because of unreliable measurements.

Examples of measurements, to which the requirements apply:

  • weighing meat, fish or vegetables in retail
  • refuelling with liquid fuel
  • measuring the length of fabric or rope
  • measuring the amount of electricity or water consumed
  • measuring the product quantity when manufacturing packaging
  • purchasing scrap gold
  • measuring alcoholic drinks in restaurants.