P-42, r. 11 - Regulation respecting the sale of livestock by auction

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29. Set of scales: The set of scales must meet the following requirements:
(a)  it must be provided with a main readout to allow the operator and any interested party to read and compare the weight measured and that indicated on a secondary readout consisting of the information board;
(b)  it must be located in the sale area in public view, to allow anyone watching the information board to see the weighing platform of the scale and at the same time to read the weight indicated on the board;
(c)  it must be equipped with a weight card printer giving the weight, date and time of the weighing;
(d)  before each weighing, the main readout of the scales must show the figure 0 when no animal is on the weighing platform;
(e)  the balancing weights and the readout of the scales must come back automatically to their point of balance;
(f)  it must be equipped with a weighing platform having a pen with a surface area of at least 2 m2;
(g)  it must have an automatic movement detector that prevents operation of the printer until the weight readout is completely stabilized on the main readout;
(h)  it must be equipped with a dampening mechanism to minimize oscillations and to stabilize the weighing platform;
(i)  it must have no beam or any other unprotected outside device; and
(j)  it must comply with the Weights and Measures Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. W-6) and with the Weights and Measures Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1605).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. P-42, r. 4, s. 29; O.C. 1262-86, s. 14.