Guidance

UK product safety and metrology in a no-deal Brexit

Detailed guides for businesses on specific product safety and metrology regulations in a no-deal Brexit.

The information in these guides only applies in the event of a no-deal Brexit. You should read it only to prepare for Brexit in a no-deal scenario. These guides provide information on the product safety and metrology regulations governing these sectors, as amended by the Product Safety and Metrology etc (Amendment etc) EU Exit Regulations 2019, and by the Product Safety, Metrology and Mutual Recognition Agreements (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. These guides set out how the Government intends product safety and metrology to apply in these sectors in a no-deal Brexit. Watch this space for further amendments and confirmation of when these new arrangements take effect.

General product safety law

General Product Safety Regulations 2005 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 352KB, 8 pages)

ATEX

Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2016 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 450KB, 11 pages)

Cosmetics

Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 1.08MB, 38 pages)

Electrical and electronic

Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 441KB, 10 pages)

Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 466KB, 11 pages)

Radio Equipment Regulations 2017 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 491KB, 11 pages)

Fireworks

Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 633KB, 16 pages)

Gas appliances

Gas Appliances (Enforcement) and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2018 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 485KB, 13 pages)

Lifts

Lifts Regulations 2016 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 489KB, 12 pages)

Machinery

Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 506KB, 13 pages)

Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for Use Outdoors Regulations 2001 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 940KB, 22 pages)

Metrology (weights and measures)

Measuring Instruments Regulations 2016 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 489KB, 13 pages)

Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments Regulations 2016 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 478KB, 12 pages)

Weights and Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations 2006 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 886KB, 27 pages)

Personal protective equipment

Personal Protective Equipment (Enforcement) Regulations 2018 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 505KB, 12 pages)

Pressure equipment

Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 494KB, 13 pages)

Simple Pressure Vessels (Safety) Regulations 2016 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 515KB, 12 pages)

Recreational craft

Recreational Craft Regulations 2017 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 487KB, 12 pages)

Toys

Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 in a no-deal Brexit (PDF, 451KB, 11 pages)

Published 25 September 2019
Last updated 4 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. Guide added for Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015.
  2. Guide added for Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013.
  3. Guides added for Measuring Instruments Regulations 2016, Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 and Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011.
  4. Guides added for Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for Use Outdoors Regulations 2001, Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments Regulations 2016 and Weights and Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations 2006.
  5. Guides added for Personal Protective Equipment (Enforcement) Regulations 2018, Radio Equipment Regulations 2016, Recreational Craft Regulations 2017, Simple Pressure Vessels (Safety) Regulations 2016 and Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008.
  6. First published.