We had a surprise visit from Trading Standards officials at the Swansea branch of Gold Reserves today as part of their review into the practices of local precious metal buying companies. The officers are making sure that firms are using only Trading Standards approved scales and they check calibration of these scales to make sure they are incredibly accurate.
At Gold Reserves we have always used Government weights and measures approved scales to aid us in the valuation of our customers items so we are glad to say we passed with flying colours! The scales were tested with a precision set of weights (handled by white cotton gloves!) and were found to be spot on.
This visit follows another from last month at our Llanelli store where officials were also delighted with procedures there. I am proud to say that both stores have been issued certificates of compliance.