Weighbridge Test Units

West Yorkshire Trading Standards Calibration Services operates two purpose built weighbridge test units. They are available for hire, on either a daily basis, or for multiple blocks of hiring days.

weighbridge test unit


Weighbridge calibration

The combination of different sized weights carried on each test unit enable accuracy testing of smaller platform weighing machines in addition to larger weighbridges.

Our personnel are trained and experienced in the safe operation of the weighbridge test units as well as the testing process itself. We operate within a specific safety method statement and risk assessment, which facilitates efficient testing.


The fully laden combined weight of a weighbridge test unit can be up to 48,000 kg comprising of the tractor unit, trailer, forklift truck and weights. The approximate dimensions of our weighbridge test units are:

   Unit 1  Unit 2
 Total Length:  15.4 metres  17.1 metres
 Width:  2.5 metres  2.5 metres
 Height:  3.95 metres  3.95 metres
 Wheelbase:  11.3 metres  13.6 metres



weighbridge weightsThe weighbridge test unit carries a total testing load of up to 24,000 kg in weights all of which are calibrated by our UKAS accredited laboratory, providing traceability to United Kingdom National Standards. We also operate within an ISO 9001 accredited quality system.




 We guarantee you:

  • A totally independent, professional and confidential service
  • A competitive price
  • Full traceability of all measurements to National Standards
  • A prompt and efficient service.

For our ISO9001 accreditation certificate click here.

For our Terms & Conditions of hire please click here.