Frequently Asked Questions
What is SOLAS?
SOLAS stands for Safety of Life at Sea. It is an international maritime treaty which requires ships to comply with basic safety standards in construction, equipment and operation.
What is SOLAS Container Weight Verification?
Changes to Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) require that all containers have a verified weight certificate before being loaded on to a ship. The requirement to verify the weight of containers before loading applies globally. The shipper (or third party) has a responsibility to verify the gross mass of the container.
What type of SOLAS approved weighing equipment can be used?
All weighing equipment used to provide a verified weight must be calibrated and certified. Weighing equipment means a scale, weighbridge, lifting equipment or any other device which is capable of determining the actual gross mass of a packed container or packages.
Are our scales SOLAS approved?
UWE Scales provide all approved weighing equipment with a calibration and verification certificate and which is capable of determining the actual gross mass of a packed container or packages.