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 Authorised Verifier Scheme

Overview

With the amendments of the Weights and Measures Act and Regulations, SPRING Singapore introduced the Authorised Verifier (AV) Scheme to allow qualified installers, manufacturers and repairers of weighing and measuring instruments to perform verification on weighing and measuring instruments for trade use. This will reduce turnaround time and compliance cost.

Criteria

The Authorised Verifier Scheme is open to any company who wishes to take on the role of verifications (initial verification/re-verification) and stamping of weighing and measuring instruments for trade use. Generally, these companies are the installers, manufacturers and repairers of weighing and measuring instruments.

Companies should be able to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Authorised Verifier Scheme Information Booklet and the Weights and Measures Act. See Appendix C of the Information Booklet on flowchart for designation of AV.

The applicant applying for designation on behalf of the company can be :

  1. A proprietor or managing partner of a sole proprietorship company, or
  2. The managing director (MD), or appointed director by the MD in the case of a private limited company

The applicant seeking designation to become an AV shall :

  1. Carry out his business as a legal entity
  2. Have sufficient capital and financial resources to maintain viable operations
  3. Possess the knowledge, competence, tools, machineries and equipment to perform verification and stamping works
  4. Possess the required types and classes of standard weights or measures up to the maximum capacity of the instrument that the person intends to verify
  5. Have staff with adequate skills to verify weighing or measuring instruments to the required standard
  6. Have staff with at least a National ITE Certificate (Intermediate) in any electrical or electronic course for the repair of electronic instrument
  7. Have technician with in-house training by the principal of the weighing and measuring instruments
  8. Certified to ISO 9001 Quality Management System or accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratory

How to apply?

The applicant shall submit the following documents (where applicable) to WMO for the application for appointment as AV :
  1. Completed Application Form : “Application for Appointment as Authorised Verifier” and the application processing fee
  2. A copy of both sides of the applicant’s identity card
  3. A copy of the Business Profile issued by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
  4. A copy of the ISO 9001 or ISO/IEC 17025 Certification
  5. A copy of the implemented ISO 9001 or ISO/IEC 17025 Quality Manual
  6. The Organisation Chart with information on its key personnel, certificates to attest the educational and professional qualification, criminal records and suspension records, if any
  7. Layout of testing facility
  8. Evidence of in-house training by the principal of the weighing or measuring instruments
  9. A list of the required types and classes of standard weights or measures up to the maximum capacity of the instrument that the person intends to service for the purpose of verification, of the instrument to the required accuracy
  10. A list of reference standards calibrated by National Metrology Centre, A*Star

Related Links & Resources

Download the application form for Appointment as Authorised Verifier. ( Title, 45 KB)

Download the Singapore Weights and Measures Programme Authorised Verifier Scheme Information Booklet 2014 Edition. ( Title, 399kB)

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Last Modified Date :06 Jun 2014