Weights and Measures Act 1987

Accredited persons

Heading: inserted, on 1 July 1991, by section 13 of the Weights and Measures Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 9).

30A Appointment of accredited persons

(1)

The Secretary may from time to time, by letter of accreditation in the prescribed form (if any), accredit any person to act as an accredited person under this Act for the purposes of—

(a)

stamping with a mark of verification any weight, measure, or weighing or measuring instrument; and

(b)

issuing certificates of accuracy in respect of any weight, measure, or weighing or measuring instrument.

(2)

Where a person other than a natural person is accredited under subsection (1), the letter of accreditation shall specify the name of every natural person who is to exercise or perform the powers, duties, and functions of an accredited person on behalf of that person, and this Act shall apply in respect of every person so specified as if that person had been accredited by that letter of accreditation.

(3)

The Secretary may impose in respect of the accreditation of any person under subsection (1) such conditions as the Secretary thinks fit, including conditions limiting or restricting the class or classes of weights, measures, or weighing or measuring instruments to which the accreditation relates.

(4)

Where a letter of accreditation to which subsection (2) applies is issued to any person, the Secretary may from time to time, at the request of that person, and on payment of the prescribed fee (if any), amend the letter of accreditation by omitting or adding the name of any natural person who is to exercise or perform the powers, duties, and functions of an accredited person on behalf of that person.

Section 30A: inserted, on 1 July 1991, by section 13 of the Weights and Measures Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 9).