Apply to be a weighbridge operator
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- 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.
Address: CPL Distribution Ltd Station Yard, Acton Turville
Phone: 01454 218483
Address: Hansen Aggregates Southfield Quarry, Wickwar Road, Chipping Sodbury
Phone: 01454 314400
Address: Refuse Transfer Station Collett Way, Great Western Business Park, Yate
Phone: 01454 315508
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.