Picture of two men emptying a commercial bin into a bin lorry fitted with a VWS pay-by-weight system

VWS to self-verify pay-by-weight systems

Published:  23 January, 2018

Reading-based Vehicle Weighing Solutions (VWS) has been approved by the National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO) to verify its own bin weighing and underbody weighing equipment for pay-by-weight services.

To become authorised to carry out self-verification under the Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) and Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments (NAWI) Directive, VWS was required to become an approved manufacturer. As part of the audit process the company first needed to achieve ISO9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 accreditations to confirm its commitment to quality traceability, continual improvement and environmental management.

Managing director Julian Glasspole said: ‘We used to have to call in Trading Standards to verify each and every pay-by-weight system. Now we can test and calibrate the equipment ourselves.

‘All our engineers are now UK Weighing Federation trained and we have achieved the necessary Quality and Management accreditations. It has involved a great deal of time, effort and resources but is very much worth it.’

Being able to self-verify its own on-board, platform and bin-weighing equipment means that VWS can provide a more flexible, efficient service to its customers, as well as fit and approve systems more quickly.

VWS has been manufacturing, supplying and installing vehicle weighing equipment for over 30 years. The VWS ENVIROWEIGH bin-weighing system is known for its high level of accuracy and is weights & measures approved. Therefore, it can be used for Pay-by-Weight services.

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