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.
Measurement Canada requires scales used in retail to be inspected and certified as “legal for trade” to ensure accuracy and integrity of trade measurement in Canada. This is a very necessary process for businesses to avoid risk and loss in the future if they are caught without the certificates. It involves monitoring the accuracy of measuring devices through a variety of inspections and compliance improvement strategies. Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd. can help you with the scale certifications process in Calgary along with providing scale rental services to customers, hence making their work easy and effective. We are certified to offer a range of scale certifications services so get in touch with us today.
Scale certification is necessary because of the following reasons:
Before Confederation in 1867, each province had its own system of regulating weights and measures. After Confederation, the Government of Canada took over as the authority on the issue. The Weights and Measures Act was first passed in 1872, followed by the Gas Inspection Act and the Electric Light Inspection Act, forming the basis of our measurement regulations today.
In 1999, Measurement Canada became a special operating agency under Industry Canada. Based in Ottawa, Measurement Canada is responsible for:
As responsible individuals promoting fair marketplace values, it is accepted of everyone to report any inaccuracies or fraudulent practices that may compromise the integrity of this system. A regulated framework of measurements makes way for a well-functioning economy so all Canadians must work with integrity to aid the cause.
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:
To keep your equipment in good standing, we recommend:
If you need help with understanding certain rules, we have an article on commercial scale regulations that may apply to you and your sector. For further assistance on scale certifications in Calgary or other places in Canada, you can get in touch with us. Our experience and knowledge and a team of driven professionals always happy to help will offer you all the assistance you need.