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Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.

The important bits…what you need to know!!!

  • Section 1 of the Act states that to carry on as a scrap metal dealer you now require a licence.
  • Any one that carries on business as a scrap metal dealer without a licence will be in breach of this Act and will be committing an offence that carries a level 5 fine.
  • You must obtain your licence from your local authority, there are 2 types:
  1. A site licence
  2. A collectors licence
  • The local authorities will not issue or renew a scrap metal licence unless it is satisfied that the applicant is a suitable person to carry on business as a scarp metal dealer.
  • Section 3 of the Act states some of issues they will take into consideration when deciding this include:
  • Whether the applicant or any site manager has been convicted of any relevant offences
  • Whether the applicant or any site manager has been subject of any relevant enforcement action
  • Any previous refusal of an application
  • Any previous revocation of a scrap metal licence
  • Whether the applicant has demonstrated that there will be in place adequate procedures to ensure that the provisions of this Act are complied with
  • The people who they will look at within the company are:
  • Any directors
  • Any secretary of the company
  • Any shadow director of the company
  • If the applicant or site manager has been convicted of any of the relevant offences, this doesn't that that you wont be granted a licence at all, but they many impose some restrictions which can include:
  • The dealer must not receive scrap metal expect between 9am – 5pm on any day
  • That all scrap metal received must be kept in the form in which it was received for a specified period of time (max 3 days)
  • Some of the reasons why they may revoke a licence:
  • If it is satisfied that the licensee does not carry on business at any of the sites named in the licence
  • If it is satisfied that a the site manager named on the licence does not act as site manager at any of the sites named on the licence
  • If it is no longer satisfied that the licensee is a suitable person to carry on business as a scrap metal dealer.
  • Section 8 of the Act states that if any information on your licence changes, Eg you assign a new site manager, you must inform your local authority of this and give notice so that this information can be updated/changed. If the applicant or licensee fails to do this they will be guilty of a conviction that carries a level 3 fine.
  • Section 9 of the Act states that if you carry on as a scrap metal business without a licence the effect will be closure.
  • Section 10 of the Act states that you must display a copy of your licence at each of the sites that are named on the licence and this must be in a prominent place in an area accessible to the public. Failing to do this alone, results in a level 3 fine.
  • Section 11 of the Act states that you must not receive scrap metal from any one without verifying the persons full name and address.
  • This verification must be by reference to documents, data or other information obtained from a reliable and indepdent source.
  • If this is not done, each of the follow will be guilt of the offence:
  • The scrap metal dealer
  • The site manager
  • The person who is responsible for verifying the name and address (Eg Admin/counter staff)
  • This offence holds a level 3 fine
  • Section 12 of the Act states that it is an offence to buy scrap metal for cash.
  • If a scrap metal dealer pays cash for scrap metal each of the following will be guilty of an offence:
  • The scrap metal dealer
  • The site manager
  • The person who makes the payment acting for the dealer
  • This offence carries a level 5 fine.
  • Section 13 of the Act states that you must make a record of any scrap metal that you receive. The dealer must record the following information:
  • A description of the metal, including its type (or types if mixed)
  • Its form, condition and weight
  • Any marks identifying any previous owners
  • Any other distinguishing features
  • The date and time you received it
  • If the metal is delivered in or on a vehicle – the vehicle registration number
  • The full name and address of the person you received it from
  • The full name of the person who makes the payment for the metal
  • If you receive the metal from a person you must keep a copy of the document s which you used to verify the name and address of that person
  • If you pay for metal by cheque, you must keep a copy of that cheque
  • If you pay by electronic transfer, you must keep a receipt identifying the transfer
  • Section 14 of the Act states that you must also keep a record of any metal that you dispose of. You must record:
  • Whether or not it is in the same form in which it was received
  • Whether or the disposal is to another person
  • Whether or not the metal is dispatched from the site
  • Where the disposal is in the course of the business under the site licence the dealer must record the following information:
  • A description of the metal, including its type (or types if mixed)
  • Its form, condition and weight
  • The date and time of its disposal
  • If disposed to another person, the full name and address of that person
  • If the dealer receives payment for the metal, the price or other consideration received.
  • Section 15 of the Act states that the information mentioned in sections 13 and 14 must be recorded in a manner that allows the information, and the scrap metal, to be readily identified.
  • The information mentioned if both sections 13 and 14 must be kept for a period of 3 years from the day it was received/disposed.
  • If the scrap metal dealer fails to do this the following will be found guilty of an offence
  • The scrap metal dealer
  • The site manager
  • Any person who is responsible for fulfilling these requirements (Eg Admin staff)
  • This offence carries a level 5 fine.
  • Section 16 of the Act talks about the rights, that a constable or officer from the local authority, have to enter and inspect.
  • A constable or an officer from a local authority may enter and inspect a licensed site at any reasonable time, on notice to the site manager.
  • They may enter without notice if they have made reasonable attempts to give such notice but have failed.
  • They can also enter without notice if entry to the site is reasonably required to check whether the provisions of this act are being complied with.
  • A constable or officers from the local authority are not allowed to use force to enter the premises.
  • If a constable or officer from the local authority has a warrant to inspect the site this warrant authorizes them to enter and inspect the premises at any time within one month from the date of the warrant.
  • A constable or officer from the local authority may, if necessary, use reasonable force to exercise the powers of this warrant.
  • A constable or an officer from the local authority may:
  • Require production of, and inspect, any scrap metal kept at the premises
  • Require production of, and inspect, any records kept in accordance with section 13 and 14, and any other records relating to the payment for scrap metal
  • Take copies of any such records.
  • You can submit your application for your licence from 1st October.
  • The deadline to submit your application is 15th October.
  • You will hear back from your local authority before 1st December.
  • Until you hear back from them, you can operate as normal.

Amy Corbett LL.B

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About Tornado
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We serve all our clients in a professional, friendly and enthusiastic manner always staying focused on getting the results that our clients demand.
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Spencer Smith
Managing Director
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Amy Corbett LL.B
Operation Director
07969 068 178


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recorded straight from your weighbridge. The Tornado system will record all weights, grades, quality and condition of your scrap metal.
To comply with the new Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 you can take photos of the scrap metal atevery stage of the process. These photos are instantly stored on the Tornado system in seconds.

 

 

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