Do I need a Calibration Certificate?
The answer is ‘maybe’. Scales arrive in the UK from all over the world. Most new scales are factory calibrated from a quality standpoint and have supporting documentation available. The manufacture will perform a calibration to ensure the scale is within tolerance and functioning properly to their standards. They will then issue a 'Certificate of Conformity' or 'Quality Certificate' to state that the scale has passed manufacturing or regulatory requirements. This however is not a traceable Certificate of Calibration.
For peace of mind or for ISO records in a Quality Manual the scale should have proof of calibration by an approved Calibration Company.
This calibration is carried out by adding calibrated test weights to the scale over its range to capacity. The weight readings each time are recorded on the calibration certificate. These readings along with a unique Calibration Certificate No; The Certificate No. of the weights; Full scale description; Date and End User details.
Oakleyweigh are Accredited members of the UKWF and have ISO9001 certification.
Looking to improve the accuracy of your measurements? Scale calibration will help you on the way to achieving the correct results.
Regardless of the industry you’re in – be it medical, fitness, industrial or animal – the importance of having the correct calibration on your scales is simply vital in being able to measure and interpret statistics. Thanks to a fully-functioning set of scales, you’ll be able to offer your customers a better, more reliable service, as well as create a higher quality of work.
Here at Oakleyweigh, we have been providing weighing, counting and processing services to individuals and businesses for the best part of a century. Re-calibrating scales is a popular aspect of our work – we provide our clients with a prompt service that can be arranged as a one-off or on a regular, contracted basis.