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Weighbridge operator

To operate a public weighbridge, you need a certificate of competence issued by the Chief Inspector of Weights and Measures for South Tyneside Council.

For more information, please contact Trading Standards on 0191 424 7891 or TradStdMailbox@southtyneside.gov.uk

Eligibility criteria

You must have sufficient knowledge for the proper performance of your duties.

Will tacit consent apply if I haven't heard back from you?

No. It is in the public interest that the council must process your application before it can be granted.

If you have not heard from the council within a reasonable period, please contact us.

You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or contact Trading Standards on 0191 424 7891 or TradStdMailbox@southtyneside.gov.uk

How do I appeal if my application isn't approved?

You should contact South Tyneside Council in the first instance.

You may appeal to the National Measurement Office if your application is refused.

How do I appeal against the conditions of my licence?

You should contact South Tyneside Council in the first instance.

Consumer complaints

If you have a complaint, we advise that you contact the trader, preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery).

If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice.

From outside the UK, contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

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