Do you check the accuracy of your weighing scales on a regular basis?
The Washington State Department of Agriculture will preform unannounced inspections on all industrial scales used for commercial use. Scales are subject to stringent requirements and rigorous testing before being approved for a COC.
Be prepared and stay ahead of the game. Have your scales calibrated by a service company or agent that is registered with the State of Agriculture, this this will ensure accurate measurement and prevent device malfunction. The service agent will provide you with a calibration certification that states it is in accordance to the specific requirements for WA State.
Your Basic Responsibilities
As an owner or operator of weighing or measuring equipment you are responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of your devices at all times. This includes but is not limited to assuring that:
- The device is suitable for its intended use (by design, capacity, etc).
- The device has an NTEP Certificate of Conformance.
- The device is installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- All operating requirements are met such as indicating element visible, users are properly trained, and all transactions begin from a “zero” basis.
- Suspected device errors or out-of-adjustment conditions are promptly checked and repaired by a registered service agent.
- Security seals are properly installed on the device adjusting mechanism.
- Devices are correctly registered with the Department of Revenue, Business Licensing Service.
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