Weighing records

Information about the records that must be kept in relation to weighing can be found here.

The weighbridge operator must ensure that a record of each weighing is made.

These records must be kept for at least 2 years. If the duplicate of the weighbridge ticket is the only record of the weighing, it must also state:

  • the time of weighing
  • the registration number of the vehicle (if applicable)
  • the weight found
  • the date
  • the nature of the load.

If a weighbridge operator suspects any irregularities in a request for, or the use of, public weighbridge weighings, their local Trading Standards office should be informed.

The maximum penalty for fraud in connection with a public weighing is a fine of £5,000 or six months imprisonment, or both. The maximum penalty for recording a false weight is a fine of £5,000.