Weights and Measures Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1605)

Regulations are current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2014-08-01. Previous Versions

Sealing of Devices

 For the purpose of paragraph 19(2)(a) of the Act, the seal that shall be attached by an inspector who marks, as prescribed by section 30 or 31, a volumetric liquid meter, measuring tank or electronic device, other than a weighing device to which the Specifications Relating to Non-Automatic Weighing Devices (1998) apply, shall be of the self-adhesive, self-locking or lead-and-wire type.

  • SOR/98-115, s. 4;
  • SOR/2005-130, s. 4;
  • SOR/2014-111, ss. 19, 48(F).

Accessibility and Assistance for Examining and Sealing Devices

[SOR/2014-111, s. 20]
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the owner or person in possession of a device shall ensure that the location of the device, or access to it by customary means, is such that an inspector is able

    • (a) to examine the device, including performing a thorough visual examination of it and its components;

    • (b) to verify the sealing means on the device and to seal it; and

    • (c) to transport and to manoeuvre by customary means the local standards and other equipment necessary for performing the examination.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply if the owner or person in possession of the device agrees

    • (a) to put at the inspector’s disposal the necessary facilities and to supply the necessary labour, test products, standards calibrated in relation to a relevant local standard and any other equipment necessary for examining and sealing the device; or

    • (b) on the request of the inspector, to remove the device to a suitable location and to supply the necessary equipment, material and services for examining and sealing the device.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/2005-130, s. 5]

  • SOR/98-115, s. 4;
  • SOR/2005-130, s. 5;
  • SOR/2014-111, ss. 21, 49(F).

Device Maintenance and Adjustment

 A device shall be maintained in proper operating condition and, where cleanliness can affect its performance, shall be kept clean.

  • SOR/98-115, s. 4.

 Where a device has a means of adjustment, an adjustment shall be made only to correct the condition that the adjustment is designed to correct and shall not be used to compensate for faulty installation or for worn or defective parts.

  • SOR/98-115, s. 4.

 A person who alters, adjusts or repairs a device in a way that may affect the accuracy of measurement shall also take steps to ensure that the device is calibrated immediately after the alteration, adjustment or repair so that the measurement error is as close to zero as possible within the normal operating range of the device.

  • SOR/98-115, s. 4.

Rejected Static Measures

 Where an inspector determines that a static measure that is or is to be used in trade does not meet the requirements of the Act and these Regulations, he shall deface any markings referred to in paragraphs 19(b) and (d).