Introduction to Average Weight Training

Cooking oil manufacturing plant

Course outline:

The Introduction to Average Weight training covers a range of topics including legal responsibilities, how to meet the requirements of the three packers rules, how to pass an inspectors reference test and identifying next steps if things are wrong.

During the half day training session, the following will be covered:

  • Overview of the Average Weight System;
  • Summary of the terminology used, with particular reference to the Packers Rules;
  • Your obligations;
  • The labelling requirements for packs;
  • Compliance and the legal and financial implications of non-compliance;
  • Inspections - what's a reference test and common issues and things to look for.


Who should attend?

This training session is of benefit to businesses of all sizes. For small to medium sized businesses it provides an overview of the requirements of the average weight regime. With regards to larger businesses, the Introduction to Average Weight training provides great grounding for new starters and for members of staff who want to refresh their existing knowledge and be confident that they are compliant with legislation.

The training has been designed to cater for the following types of businesses:

  • Manufacturers and packers of food and drink items;
  • Manufacturers and packers of non-food items;
  • Any business who are currently packing goods to the minimum system who wish to upgrade their systems to average weight and are unsure of their responsibilities;
  • Importers.



Half day (9.30am to 12:30pm)



£125 + vat 


On completion of this course you will be provided with a certificate form West Yorkshire Trading Standards.


Training Dates:

To book click on the date below you would like to attend:



9th October 2019


22nd January 2020


12th February 2020