Ian Turner has been working in the field of legal metrology for 29 years since beginning as an Inspector of Weights and Measures. Since 2009 he has worked as the Technical Officer for the United Kingdom Weighing Federation (UKWF) giving members advice in all aspects of legislative and technical compliance with weights and measures legislation. This covers all aspects of the non-automatic and automatic weighing instruments and the requirements that relate to packages.
Ian has been an active member of CECIP (the European Trade Association for manufacturers and suppliers of weighing instruments) attending their Legal Metrology Group meetings and working with colleagues to achieve the best for all CECIP members across Europe.
Ian acts as the legal metrology consultant for the European Commission with regard to utility meters. This is especially pertinent as the market sector makes greater and greater use of smart metering technologies. This job involves monitoring standards production and ensuring the standards are in compliance with the relevant directives.