Trade Approved scales
Retail scales are essential for shopkeepers, such as greengrocers, butchers, delis and even stalls at farmers' markets. This is because it’s now a legal requirement to have accurate, precise, Trade Approved scales, and that’s just one of the features that retail scales offer.
In this blog post, we will look into the 5 key features of retail scales and how they can benefit you.
Integrating the use of industrial platform scales into your operation can have many benefits. Suitable for a range of industries, platform scales can be used to weigh stock, parts and materials throughout the working day, increase productivity and improve workflow.
Whether your business requires you to provide proof of the weight of your products for transportation or to check that all outgoing items are the correct quality and amount, platform scales prove effective and accurate with a range of capacities.
Trade Approved scales are essential if you’re a brewer - if you’re pricing based on weight with scales not legal, you could risk a fine.
Our survey earlier this summer revealed that there wasn’t adequate awareness amongst breweries - 88% of respondents believed there wasn’t enough awareness in the industry with regards weighing laws.
The finest ingredients are often sold to the nearest gram, but with a non- Trade Approved scale you could be short changing your customer.
Luxury and high quality goods require the highest service and accuracy, particularly in sales of consumables such as caviar, the finest coffee or charcuterie.
Digi’s DC-400 is the latest addition to Marsden’s counting scales range.
A sophisticated and highly accurate counting scale from a world-renowned name, the DC-400 features a range of useful functions including an inbuilt printer for label printing, and an incredible 13,000 PLUs.
When breweries are pricing based on weight, using a Trade Approved scale is essential. Using unsuitable scale can result in a £1000 fine.
Weighing scales are used throughout the brewery processes - from weighing ingredients, to outgoing casks, bags of malt, through to the shipping out of consignment.
Legally, Trade Approved scales must be used when weighing in commercial transactions – when the purpose of weighing items is to determine the price.
A failure to use Trade Approved scales for this purpose can result in a fine in excess of £1000, according to Trading Standards.
A legal-for-trade scale - also known as a Trade Approved scale - is one that has been tested and approved for legal use in the buying and selling of goods.
If an unsuitable weighing scale is used in the process of buying or selling based on weight, it is not only illegal but may lead to ‘an unlimited fine’ following a Trading Standards visit.