Application For Approved Verification

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1. Applicant Details

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  • Applying as a * 
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2. Contact for NMO

3. Type of weighing or measuring equipment for which the approval is being sought to conduct verification

(Please note that applicants wishing to verify equipment not manufactured by themselves will need to submit documentary evidence of agreements with the manufacturers of the equipment that they are willing to release the technical information to the applicant sufficient for them to be able to verify the equipment.)

    Please either enter equipment details below or upload related file(s).

  • Upload up to three related files (Max 5MB):

4. Declaration of conformity with the minimum requirements

  • The applicant possesses a quality system, as specified at Table 1 of the Notes for Guidance, which encompasses the requirements of Schedule 3A to the Weights and Measures Act 1985. *
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  • Management responsibilities are clearly defined within the applicant’s quality system including the names of those individuals qualified and authorised to conduct verification of equipment. *
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  • Details of the Regulations applicable to the type of equipment for a which an approval is sought (the relevant Regulations) and (where applicable) certificates of type approval against which the equipment is to be verified are included with this application. *
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  • The applicant has a suitable quality system as a means of ensuring that equipment passed as fit for use for trade conforms to the relevant Regulations and (where appropriate) certificate of type approval. *
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  • The applicant has established documented procedures to control documents and data. *
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  • The applicant has documented procedures for the method of test of the equipment to ensure conformity with the relevant Regulations and (where applicable) certificate of type approval. *
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  • The applicant has access to, and control over, the necessary test equipment required in the conduct of the tests. *
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  • The applicant has documented procedures for internal reviews and audits of the quality system. *
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  • The applicant has identified the relevant skills and qualifications required in the completion of the verification activities and provided the necessary training for all personnel who will perform verification activities. *
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  • The applicant’s quality system maintains records which provide evidence that the equipment has been tested to ensure conformity with the relevant Regulations and (where appropriate) certificate of type approval. *
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  • The applicant has documented procedures for the control of the actions of sub-contractors in relation to the testing of weighing and measuring equipment. *
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  • The applicant’s quality system contains a documented procedure for the control and use of the prescribed stamp. *
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  • The applicant’s quality system contains a documented procedure to ensure that equipment which does not conform with the relevant Regulations and (where applicable) certificate of type approval is prevented from being passed as fit for use for trade. *
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  • The applicant has prepared a manual in respect of its quality system which complies with paragraph 8(1) of Part II of Schedule 3A to the 1985 Act. *
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5. Declaration of conformity with the requirements for a quality system

PDFDownload notes for guidance which include permissible exclusions to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 (page 17 table 1)

  • The applicant operates a quality system conforming to the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2008 or equivalent (supply details at Section 7 below) *
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6. Quality system

Applicants may wish to submit detail of a suitable certified quality system as evidence of their ability to meet the necessary requirements to self-verify equipment as fit for use for trade.

  • Supporting documentation is included with this application as evidence of possession of a certified quality system conforming with the requirements detailed in the notes for guidance. *
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  • If Yes please upload up to three related files (Max 5MB):


  • Name of Accredited Certification Body that certified the quality system

7. Supporting Documentation

  • Supporting documentation is included with this application as evidence of compliance with the requirements detailed in sections 1 to 6 inclusive . *
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  • Please upload up to three related files (Max 5MB):

8. Acknowledgement and Declaration

    Please read the following terms and tick all the boxes before submitting the form.