Directive 90/384/EEC Non-automatic weighing instruments

Non Automatic Weighing Instruments (NAWI’s), (weighing instruments that require the action of gravity to determine the mass and require the intervention of an operator during weighing), which are first placed on the EU market and put into use in EU member states must comply with the Non-Automatic Weighing Instrument Directive 90/384/EEC as amended by Directive 93/68/EEC. whatever their intended use.

In the UK the Directive has been implemented through the Non-Automatic Weighing Instrument Regulations 2000 (SI 2000/323). Other member states have their own implementation legislation.

QB Certification has been involved with the NAWI Directive since its implementation in 1993. It was the first UK assessment body to become a Notified Body for the purposes of NAWI Directive quality system assessment. We have built up considerable knowledge on the implementation and application of the Directive.

We can provide further information on the type examination requirements and routes, conformity requirements and assessment procedures, and NAWI quality system requirements, NAWI quality system assessment, application and approval process and quotations.

For some instruments e.g. kitchen or bathroom scales for personal use at home, the requirements are simple, only the manufacturers name and the weighing capacity need be marked on the instrument.