Guidance

Product safety and legal metrology regulations

Lists for local authorities.

We answer specific questions from local authorities about product safety and legal metrology regulations they enforce and for which BEIS has policy responsibility. These are listed below. Product safety regulations that are not listed are the responsibility of other government departments, so queries on those regulations should be addressed to the relevant department.

Product safety

  • Aerosol Dispensers Regulations 2009
  • Consumer Protection Act 1987
  • Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013
  • Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016
  • Fireworks Act 2003
  • Fireworks Regulations 2004
  • Food Imitations (Safety) Regulations 1989
  • Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988
  • Gas Appliances (Enforcement) and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2018
  • General Product Safety Regulations 2005
  • Lifts Regulations 2016
  • N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable Substances in Elastomer or Rubber Teats and Dummies (Safety) Regulations 1995
  • Nightwear (Safety) Regulations 1985
  • Oil Heaters (Safety) Regulations 1977
  • Personal Protective Equipment (Enforcement) Regulations 2018
  • Plugs and Sockets (Safety) etc. Regulations 1994
  • Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016
  • Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015
  • Radio Equipment Regulations 2017
  • Recreational Craft Regulations 2017
  • Simple Pressure Vessels (Safety) Regulations 2016
  • Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008
  • Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011

Please note that the legal metrology regulations are not applicable in Northern Ireland, which has separate weights and measures legislation in place.

  • Cubic Measures (Ballast and Agricultural Materials) Regulations 1978
  • Deregulation (Weights and Measures) Order 1999
  • Measuring Container Bottles (EEC Requirements) Regulations 1977
  • Measuring Equipment (Capacity Measures and Testing Equipment) Regulations 1995
  • Measuring Equipment (Cold-water Meters) Regulations 1988
  • Measuring Equipment (Intoxicating Liquor) Regulations 1983
  • Measuring Equipment (Liquid Fuel and Lubricants) Regulations 1995
  • Measuring Equipment (Liquid Fuel Delivered from Road Tankers) Regulations 1983
  • Measuring Equipment (Measures of Length) Regulations 1986
  • Measuring Instruments (EEC Requirements) (Fees) Regulations 2004
  • Measuring Instruments Regulations 2016
  • Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments Regulations 2016
  • Taximeters (EEC Requirements) Regulations 1979
  • Units of Measurement Regulations 2009
  • Weighing Equipment (Automatic Catchweighing Instruments) Regulations 2003
  • Weighing Equipment (Automatic Gravimetric Filling Instruments) Regulations 2000
  • Weighing Equipment (Automatic Rail-weighbridges) Regulations 2003
  • Weighing Equipment (Beltweighers) Regulations 2001
  • Weighing Equipment (Filling and Discontinuous Totalising Automatic Weighing Machines) Regulations 1986
  • Weighing Equipment (Non-automatic Weighing Machines) Regulations 2000
  • Weights and Measures Act 1824
  • Weights and Measures Act 1963 (Cheese, Fish, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Meat and Poultry) Order 1984
  • Weights and Measures Act 1985
  • Weights and Measures (Carriage of Solid Fuel by Rail) Order 1987
  • Weights and Measures (Cosmetic Products) Order 1994
  • Weights and Measures (Equivalents for Dealing with Drugs) Regulations 1970
  • Weights and Measures (Intoxicating Liquor) Order 1988
  • Weights and Measures (Liquid Fuel Carried by Road Tanker) Order 1985
  • Weights and Measures (Local and Working Standard Capacity Measures and Testing Equipment) Regulations 1990
  • Weights and Measures (Local and Working Standard Linear Measures) Regulations 1986
  • Weights and Measures (Local and Working Standard Weights and Testing Equipment) Regulations 1986
  • Weights and Measures (Milk and Solid Fuel Vending Machines) Regulations 1980
  • Weights and Measures (Miscellaneous Foods) Order 1988
  • Weights and Measures (Northern Ireland) Order 1992
  • Weights and Measures (Prescribed Stamp) Regulations 1968
  • Weights and Measures (Quantity Marking and Abbreviations of Units) Regulations 1987
  • Weights and Measures (Solid Fuel) Regulations 1978
  • Weights and Measures (Specified Quantities) (Pre-packed Products) Regulations 2009
  • Weights and Measures (Specified Quantities) (Unwrapped Bread and Intoxicating Liquor) Order 2011
  • Weights and Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations 2006
  • Weights and Measures Regulations 1963
  • Weights Regulations 1986
Published 17 April 2019