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Weights and measures advice for Dorset businesses

We estimate that every week in the UK over a billion pounds of goods are weighed and measured at retail level alone.

We undertake a variety of weights and measures work, including:

  • testing of petrol pumps, oil deliveries and shop scales

  • advising traders on quantity control procedures in factories

  • checking for misleading packaging sizes

  • investigating complaints of short measure

  • checking the weights of packaged goods

If you think you have received short measure, contact Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

Public Weighbridge sites in Dorset

If you need to obtain the weight of a vehicle you will need to visit a public weighbridge. All public weighbridge operators hold a certificate of competence which is issued by the Trading Standards Service.
Please check up-to date opening times and charges with the operator before visiting.


Public Weighbridge sites in Dorset
Nearest townDetailsOpening timesPrice guide
Blandford Forum B & W Feeds (Mobile) Ltd
Bussy Stooll Farm
Tarrant Gunville
Blandford Forum
DT11 8JS
Tel. 01258 830100
60T x 20Kg
9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday £8.81 including VAT per weighing
Blandford Forum Deverel Farm
Milborne St. Andrew
Blandford Forum
DT11 0HX
Tel. 01258 837195
 7:30am to 6pm £4 single
£6 for two including VAT
 Bridport J.C. Phillips & Son
162 South Street
Bridport
Tel. 01308 422179
20T X 10Kg 20’ x 8’ plate
8am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday
8am to 1pm on Saturday
£6.10 including VAT
£8.45 including VAT
 Dorchester

Abbey Metal
Louds Mill
St Georges Road
Dorchester DT1 1PE
Tel. 01305 262544
40T x 20Kg
40ft trailers by appointment

8am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday

8am to 12 noon on Saturday

£5 single
£7.50 double including VAT
 Ferndown G. Sait
Cobham Road
Ferndown Industrial Estate
Tel. 01202 875612
50T x 20Kg

7:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

8am to 12 noon on Saturday

£3.50 including VAT
 Wareham Hansons Aggregated
Masters Pit
Puddletown Road
Wareham
Tel. 01929 462444
50T x 10Kg

7am to 1pm and 1:30pm to 4:15pm, Monday to Friday

7am to 11am on Saturday

£4 including VAT
 Wimborne G H Richards Ltd
Childbridge Farm
Wimborne
Tel. 01202 883924
30T x 10Kg
9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday £3.50 including VAT
 Wimborne

Sims Bird Recycling Ltd
Candys Lane
Corfe Mullen
Dorset
Tel. 01202 885019
50T x 20Kg 

7:30am to 1pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday

7:30am to 11am on Saturday

£7.50 including VAT

Verification, calibration and hire service

Most weighing and measuring equipment used by businesses must by law be approved before use. We offer this service to local businesses. If you would like an item of equipment verified contact us on our business advice line.

Calibration and hire service

We can help businesses improve the quality of their own products or services by providing them with a traceable calibration service for weights and measures.

Our calibration service can provide:

  • calibration of weights from 1mg to 20kg

  • calibration of measures of length

  • calibration of volume measures

  • certificate of accuracy for weighing machines

  • a calibration certificate which is traceable to national standards

  • a 10 working day calibration turnaround time

  • calibration history i.e. 'before and after' results if requested

  • a choice of service levels to match your requirements

Our hire service can provide:

  • 1 tonne of calibrated 20kg weights, traceable to national standards

We are not a UKAS accredited laboratory. If you would like further information please view the UKAS website.

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