1.01 legal metrology

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practice and process of applying statutory and regulatory structure and enforcement to metrology (see 0.01)


Note 1 The scope of legal metrology may be different from country to country.

Note 2 Legal metrology includes

• setting up legal requirements,

• control / conformity assessment of regulated products and regulated activities,

• supervision of regulated products and of regulated activities, and

• providing the necessary infrastructure for the traceability of regulated measurements and measuring instruments to SI or national standards.

Note 3 There are also regulations outside the area of legal metrology pertaining to the accuracy and correctness of measurement methods.

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