Dorset County Council warn of short measures

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Dorset County Council’s trading standards team is urging people to make sure they get their money’s worth.

The trading standards service is responsible for ensuring that all commercial measurements are legal and accurate. Inspectors visit petrol filling stations to test the pumps are showing the correct amount of fuel, checking optics in bars, pubs, restaurants and nightclubs. Trading standards officers also test weighing machines in shops and factories, including heavy duty weighbridges in places such as quarries, scrap metal dealers and landfill sites.

Ivan Hancock, trading standards service manager for Dorset County Council, said:
“Consumers can lose out financially by being sold short measure, deliberately or by use of inaccurate equipment. I would urge that if consumers have concerns they should give the Citizens Advice consumer helpline a call.

Anyone who thinks that they have been sold short measure or thinks that a business is not using suitable measuring equipment to calculate prices should call the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 08454 04 05 06. This is the first point of contact for anyone wishing to make a complaint to the trading standards service wherever you live.

May 20, 2013 |

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