Seminar "Legal metrology in practice"


The Seminar “Legal metrology in practice” is open to representatives of OIML Member States and Corresponding Member countries, representatives from RLMOs, potential OIML Issuing Authorities, Utilizers and Associates, and manufacturer representatives. It will take place on Monday 8 October 2018 and will comprise two main parts:


1 - Monday morning: Technical visit – “Post-market” activities

The objective of the first part of the Seminar is to show how national regulations for measuring instruments are enforced. Examples are taximeters, storage tanks for mineral oil in harbors, and truck scales that are verified regularly by the “Verification Authority North” based in Hamburg. Delegates will be able to visit both the Authority with its test facilities for taxis etc., located in the center of Hamburg, and the harbor area with storage tanks for mineral oil.


2 - Monday afternoon: Workshop – Information about the “QI Toolkit”

The QI toolkit is a new tool to support the implementation and sustainable operation of a Quality Infrastructure (QI) of a country which comprises the elements metrology, standards, accreditation, inspection, testing, product certification, management system certification, technical regulation framework including legal metrology as a mandatory part of metrology. It was developed in a joint cooperation project by the World Bank and the PTB and is expected to be approved and published before the CIML meeting in Hamburg.

The Workshop is intended to provide detail and an explanation about the concept of how to evaluate the status and efficacy of the QI in a country, e.g. the maturity level of the legal metrology system, and how the toolkit can benefit OIML Members. A break-out session will allow the participants to apply the toolkit practically using the example of a fictitious country.


At 18:00 after the Seminar there will be a “Get-together” to which everyone is very welcome.

The schedule is as follows:


08:30 – 09:30 

Introduction and overview (Radisson Blu Hotel)


Transfer to Eichdirektion Nord, Hamburg  (Verification Authority North) and Hamburg Harbor

10:00 – 13:00

Visit / technical tour to Eichdirektion Nord (Group 1 from 10:00 - 11:30, Group 2 from 11:30 - 13:00)
and Hamburg Harbor (Group 2 from 10:00 - 11:30, Group 1 from 11:30 - 13:00)


Return to Radisson Blu Hotel

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch (Lunchbox)

14:30 – 17:30

CEEMS Workshop “Quality Infrastructure Toolkit” including a detailed introduction to and the
practical application of the new toolkit by the World Bank

Update 2018-05-24: Download the Concept information sheet here: Adobe


Opening Address - Dr. Roman Schwartz, CIML President
Opening Address - Chair CEEMS Advisory Group
Address BMZ - TBD


Introduction to Toolkit - Catherine Kadennyeka Masinde, Wafa Aranki (WBG)


Break-Out Session: Rapid Diagnostic Tool Legal Metrology - Facilitation by PTB and WBG Team


Plenary Discussion and Wrap-up - Rapporteur of each Group


Closing remarks - Dr. Roman Schwartz


End of the Seminar


Get-together (Radisson Blu Hotel)