Wheel weigh pads are one of the many ways to test the axle weights of your vehicles to remain Chain of Responsibility compliant. Not unique to the weighing of Heavy Goods Vehicles, wheel weigh pads can be used to weigh virtually any vehicle or trailer (including caravans) – place them underneath key weighing points (typically wheels) for your vehicle whilst on a level surface.
As these systems are constantly exposed to heavy force loads, it’s only natural that over time the accuracy and efficacy of their operation diminishes. Like any precision weighing system, they need to be regularly tested and calibrated to ensure that your operations remain CoR compliant. We often have customers approach us with their various weigh pads, whereby we test them and shock them with the results: wildly inaccurate readings being provided by the weigh pads. This is a common outcome (an expected inevitability, actually) when a reasonable service agreement isn’t in place, or if operations don’t value preventative maintenance.