General Product Safety Regulations


Practitioners must have a detailed understanding of the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 and how they ensure the safety of goods and services available on the community market. They also need to understand how they apply to goods manufactured and sold in the UK and the methodology of risk assessment.

Core Learning Resources

 General Product Safety Regulations 2005:

Guidance for business, consumers and enforcement authorities

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), 2005 (archived)

  General Product Safety Regulations 2005:

Notification guidance for local authorities

DTI, 2005 (archived)

 Product Safety for Manufacturers:

Interaction between the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 and national safety regulations

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), 2018

 Dimethylfumarate Direction 2012

BEIS formerly Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), 2012

 Lighters Direction 2015

BEIS formerly BIS, 2015

 Risk Assessment

Product Safety Enforcement Forum of Europe (Prosafe)

Training Course

 Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

British Standards Institute (BSI)

Further Reading

  General Product Safety Directive