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

 [Repealed, SOR/98-115, s. 22]

 The load discrimination of a machine equipped with a self-indicating or semi-self-indicating means of registration of either the analogue or the digital type shall be such that for the purpose of determining compliance with the acceptance limits of error or in-service limits of error for the machine and at any load from zero to maximum capacity, the addition to or removal from the load-receiving element of a weight corresponding to 1.4 times the value of the minimum increment of registration shall cause a change in registration equal to or greater than the value of the minimum increment of registration.

  • SOR/89-570, s. 6(F);
  • SOR/90-118, s. 26.

 An electronic computing machine, other than one for prepackaging use, shall clear all digital indications of total price and price per unit of weight and shall extinguish the tare indication either when the commodity is removed from the load-receiving element or before another commodity is weighed and its price is computed.

  • SOR/2012-28, s. 12.

 When an electronic computing machine is in prepackaging mode there shall be a visual indication on both the operator and customer sides of the machine, whether by the words “for prepackaging use” or words that convey the same meaning.

  • SOR/2012-28, s. 12.

 The junction boxes of an electronic machine, other than an electronic computing machine, shall be equipped with a sealing mechanism when they contain calibration adjustments.

  • SOR/2012-28, s. 12.

 When the indicator of an electronic machine, other than an electronic computing machine, is connected to two or more weighing locations, each of which may consist of one or more load-receiving elements,

  • (a) the indicator shall be equipped with a separate calibrating circuit for each weighing location, so that the adjustment of one circuit will not affect the calibration of any other;

  • (b) each calibrating circuit shall be marked to identify which weighing location it controls and that indication shall be clearly visible by any party to the transaction for which the machine is being used;

  • (c) the indicator shall be equipped with an automatic means to clearly identify any weighing location that is in use; and

  • (d) any interconnecting cable that may affect the calibration shall be identified to indicate the weighing location to which it is connected.

  • SOR/2012-28, s. 12.

Installation and Use

 [Repealed, SOR/98-115, s. 23]

 An installed machine shall be protected against wind, rain, blowing snow, extremes of temperature, variations in electromagnetic and electrostatic fields and any abnormal conditions of use to ensure that the machine can measure accurately and is not subject to premature deterioration in performance.