Product Safety Advice for Businesses

All products supplied to consumers must be safe, whether new or second hand.  This includes products supplied in the course of a service, installation or during maintenance.  Some products are subject to specific safety regulations such as toys, cosmetic products and electrical equipment. 

Trading Standards enforces product safety related legislation by carrying out routine inspections and test purchasing exercises to ensure that goods placed on the market are safe.  If you are a manufacturer, importer or distributor of consumer goods we can provide advice and guidance to help you comply with the law.

Relevant Legislation

Legislation covering specific products includes:

Construction Products Regulations 2013

Cosmetic Product Enforcement Regulations 2013

Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016

The Nightwear (Safety) Regulations 1985

The Plugs and Sockets etc (Safety) Regulations 1994

The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988

The Gas Appliances (Safety) Regulations 1995

The Food Imitations (Safety) Regulations 1989

The Pedal Cycles (Safety) Regulations 2010

Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002

Recreational Craft Regulations 2004

Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011


Guidance on the safety of consumer goods can be found on the Business Companion website

For further advice or information about product safety please contact us on:

Telephone: 01539 713594