OPSS enforcement: enforcement policy

Guidance for businesses we regulate.



This sets out the approach of the Office for Product Safety and Standards to deal with non-compliance by those we regulate and resolve potential product safety issues. Across all the areas in which we deliver regulation our aim is to support and enable those we regulate in meeting their obligations. Our intention is to give compliant businesses the confidence to innovate, invest and grow, while ensuring the necessary protections are in place. We take proportionate action in response to non-compliance, including where people or the environment are put at risk and businesses may gain an economic advantage by ignoring their obligations.

This document was updated in June 2022.

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Published 3 April 2017
Last updated 29 June 2022 + show all updates
  1. Revised enforcement policy published.

  2. Revised enforcement policy published.

  3. First published.