Metrology Act, 1996


Control Procedures

Sale, distribution and use of metrological instruments.

13.—(1) Every person who makes, sells, imports or causes to be made or sold, any instrument intended for use for trade or any prescribed purpose, or who uses or has in his or her possession for use any instrument for any such purpose, shall ensure that the relevant conformity assessment procedure referred to in section 14 has been applied to it.

(2) A person who knowingly fails or neglects to comply with subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) Where in the special circumstances of any particular case it appears to be impracticable or unnecessary that a particular requirement of this Act in regard to approval and stamping of instruments be complied with, the Director may, by an authorisation in writing, dispense with the observance of that requirement. The Director shall apply conditions, including a time limit, to any such authorisation and any person who knowingly contravenes any condition imposed by the authorisation shall be guilty of an offence.