Weighbridge Operations and Procedures
For legal enforcement purposes, it is mandatory that the personnel involved in the weighbridge operations are legally authorized to do so. It is also critical that personnel involved in weighbridge operations are properly trained and are able to carry out the weighing procedures in the prescribed manner, particularly in those countries where overloading is treated as a criminal offence. Certain of the weighbridge operational procedures depend on the type of weighbridge being used while others are mandatory to all facilities. It would be normal for any weighbridge facility to have a Weighbridge Operators Manual to ensure that all operational procedures are carried out in a proper and consistent manner in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements. Failure to adhere to proper weighbridge operational procedures could result in an overloading violation being thrown out in court.