THE Office for Product Safety and Standards has issued new guidance for manufacturers wishing to sell products in Great Britain after 1 January 2021. They clarify how the regulatory framework will be revised at the end of the Transition Period when the UK leaves the EU.
There are a number of product categories listed on the gov.uk website. They include: ATEX (equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres), cosmetics, electrical and electronic, gas appliances, lifts, machinery, metrology (weights and measures), outdoor equipment, personal protective equipment, pressure equipment, recreational craft and toys.
There is also a section on general product safety law. Products offered for sale in Northern Ireland will have a different set of regulations and guidance.
Click here to read the latest guidance for Great Britain: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/product-safety-and-metrology-from-1-january-2021-great-britain
Click here to read the latest guidance for Northern Ireland: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/product-safety-and-metrology-from-1-january-2021-northern-ireland
Don’t be confused by the dates on the regulations, which indicates the dates they became law. All of the guidance pertaining to these regulations is new, so manufacturers must familiarise themselves with the new requirements.