When you go to the grocery store to buy 100g of ham, you expect to be charged for 100g of ham, not 110g or even 90g. Having strict measurement regulations in place ensures a competitive marketplace that is fair and equitable for both merchants and consumers. That’s why scale certification in Calgary and across Canada is so important.
At Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd., we have been accredited by Measurement Canada as authorized scale inspectors. Under the Weights and Measures Act, we can certify trade devices on behalf of Measurement Canada. This section will explain the basics of scale certification in Calgary, Western Canada, and throughout the country. Fair measurement is something everyone in the modern marketplace should be aware of and take responsibility for.
All Canadians have the responsibility to work towards a fair marketplace. Regulated measurement ensures our economy functions well and with integrity. Therefore, everyone is encouraged to report measurement inaccuracies that could jeopardize this fairness.
As Authorized Service Providers, we have the authority to inspect equipment to ensure its adherence to regulation. After an inspection done by us, Measurement Canada may also follow up with its own inspectors to ensure accuracy. If you find your device inaccurate, contact an Authorized Service Provider like Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd. to calibrate and certify your device. Once your device complies, we will give it a government-issued sticker to certify it.
Businesses that fail to comply with regulations may suffer consequences such as:
For some regulation highlights that may apply to you and your sector, check out our article on commercial scale regulations. For more information on scale certifications in Calgary and elsewhere in Canada, get in touch with Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd. We are Authorized Service Providers accredited by Measurement Canada and have the knowledge and experience to help.