Assured Confidence

Official Seals

Not for Tade Use

An instrument found in use without the proper security and verification marks or with the ‘NOT TO BE USED FOR TRADE’ sticker is liable to lead to prosecution of the operator and/or owner.

Verified

Legal Metrology Verification Mark placed on the instrument to show that it has passed verification This is placed on the instrument to show that it has passed verification.

Secured 

Legal Metrology Security Mark is placed over any access point of the instrument that needs to be protected from interference This is placed over any access point of the instrument that needs to be
protected from interference.
 

Inspection 

LM_ConsumerSticker_Sample-(4).png This is placed on instruments that have successfully passed a legal
metrology inspection
 


Official Seals Offences

Tampering with marks and instruments 

24.(1) Any person who—

(a)     knowingly renders an instrument inaccurate, or  
(b)     knowingly uses, supplies, sells, utters or disposes of an instrument so   rendered inaccurate, or
(c)     (not being an inspector authorised under this Act) knowingly marks any plug or plate intended for use for the reception of a mark or removes any mark, plug or plate from an instrument or inserts such mark, plug or plate into an instrument other than the instrument on which the mark was legally inscribed,

 shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) Any person who falsely represents—
 
(a)      that an instrument is in all respects in accordance with the type approved  in accordance with section 14 , or
(b)     that an instrument in use is so type approved,
 
shall be guilty of an offence.
 

Removing or breaking tags, seals or devices

25.(1) Subject to subsection (2), every person who removes, defaces or obliterates any marking or tag or wilfully breaks any seal or device that has been placed on or attached to an instrument that is or is to be used for some prescribed purpose is guilty of an offence if that marking, tag, seal or device has been placed on or attached to the instrument by an inspector or by a body under section 12 .
   
(2) No person is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) if he or she removes any marking or tag or breaks any seal or device referred to in that subsection for the purpose of altering, adjusting or repairing an instrument, and so informs the user.
 
(3) The user of the instrument shall, as soon as practicable after being so informed, arrange to have the instrument reverified in accordance with the procedures referred to in section 14 .