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Anyone operating a weighbridge needs to hold a certificate of competence.

A weighbridge is a machine used to weigh large vehicles like trains, lorries and boats.

How to apply 

To apply to become a weighbridge operator email to request an application form.  

Once you receive the form you can complete it and email it back to us. 

Your application must be approved before you can operate a weighbridge.   

What happens next 

You will be tested to make sure you can use a weighbridge competently and honestly.  

Decisions on applications will be made within 28 days of submission of a completed application form.  

An operator’s certificate will then be issued.  


You must:

  • carry out weighing on demand (unless you have a good reason not to)
  • carry out the weighing fairly
  • provide a written statement of the weight to the person requiring the weighing

You must keep a record of each weighing for 2 years including:

  • the date and time of the weighing
  • the name and address of the person making the request
  • details to identify the vehicle
  • the type of load on the vehicle

Fees and charges 

There is no fee for this service. 

Weighbridges in our area  

The following weighbridges are open to the public.

CPL Distribution

Address: CPL Distribution Ltd Station Yard, Acton Turville

Phone: 01454 218483 

Hansen Aggregates

Address: Hansen Aggregates Southfield Quarry, Wickwar Road, Chipping Sodbury

Phone: 01454 314400 

Collett Way

Address: Refuse Transfer Station Collett Way, Great Western Business Park, Yate

Phone: 01454 315508 

Carsons Road

Address: Refuse Transfer Station Carsons Road, Mangotsfield

Phone: 0117 956 2086 

You should check the opening times before visiting these sites. A charge may be payable.  

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