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Trading standards

Calibration and Hire

We operate a Metrological Calibration Facility available on request for the calibration of Mass, Capacity and Linear Measures.

Consumer advice (Trading Standards)

Last year our Consumer Advice section dealt with more than 20,000 complaints as well as a large number of general enquiries.

Doorstep crime

Doorstep crime is a major problem throughout the UK and older adults in particular are at risk from bogus callers and doorstep rogue traders.

Food Sampling Programmes

We perform sampling activities in regards to food, animal feeds, fertilisers and consumer goods to ensure legal compliance with legislation.

Food standards

Food Standards are set down in law, to ensure that the food we eat is accurately described and of the nature and quality demanded by the consumer and regulations.

Join the Safe Trader Scheme

Join the Safe Trader Scheme

Legislation (Trading standards)

A wide range of legislation controls the supply of goods and services.


We inspect weighing and measuring equipment in all retail, wholesale and manufacturing premises in Lancashire where goods are sold by weight or measure.

Safe Trader Scheme

Help finding honest and trustworthy traders in Lancashire

Safety, petroleum and explosives

The Trading Standards service has an important role in supporting and advising businesses, as well as cracking down on unsafe products and unscrupulous traders.


Whether it's fake lottery and prize draw wins, bogus psychic predictions, get-rich-quick investment cons or 'miracle' health cures, nearly half of the UK's population has been targeted by a scam.

Tobacco (Trading standards)

Trading Standards undertake a variety of activities which aim to control how tobacco products are sold and to educate as to the dangers of tobacco use.

Training (Trading Standards)

Offering a range of Trading Standards based courses.

Underage sales

We are committed to working with like-minded partner organisations to reduce the supply of age-restricted products such as alcohol, tobacco, solvents and fireworks to underage people.

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