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Product Safety Resources

This page provides links to guidance, toolkits and other resources.
Product safety compliance update for cricket PPE (excluding helmets) from the Office for Product Safety and Standards.
  1. Cricket
  2. OPSS
  3. PPE
National Product Safety Group (NPSG) guidance on the safety enforcement of contract office chairs.
  1. NPSG
Sampling submission form for 2020/21 in relation to product safety published by the Office for Product Safety and Standards.
  1. Sampling Protocol
  2. Submission Form
  3. Testing
Purchase costs form for 2020/21 in relation to product safety published by the Office for Product Safety and Standards.
  1. Purchase Costs Form
  2. Sampling Protocol
  3. Testing
Policy paper on the new protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland and political declaration as presented at the October European Council.
  1. Northern Ireland Protocol
Sampling protocol for 2021/22 in relation to product safety published by the Office for Product Safety and Standards
  1. Sampling Protocol
  2. Testing
BSI guide for personal protective equipment (PPE) products from non-PPE manufacturers.
  1. BSI
  2. PPE
Guidance from BSI on the COVID-19 response in regards to PPE.
  1. BSI
  2. Coronavirus
  3. COVID-19
  4. PPE
Listing of Nando (New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations) notified bodies in regards to PPE.
  1. PPE
BSI white paper on the history and future regulation on PPE.
  1. BSI
  2. PPE
Online directory of available personal protective equipment at the PPE Exchange website.
  1. Coronavirus
  2. COVID-19
  3. PPE
Online directory of wanted personal protective equipment at the PPE Exchange website.
  1. Coronavirus
  2. COVID-19
  3. PPE
Database of counterfeit NIOSH respirator certificates.
  1. Coronavirus
  2. COVID-19
Article by the European Safety Federation on suspiscious certificates for PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  1. Coronavirus
  2. COVID-19
  3. PPE
Guidance for trading standards officers on applying Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products (Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)) to hand sanitiser products.
  1. Biocide
  2. Coronavirus
  3. COVID-19
  4. Hand Sanitiser
A variety of GOV.UK links with information regarding the use of face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  1. Coronavirus
  2. COVID-19
  3. PPE
Government guidance document onessential technical specifications for PPE.
  1. Coronavirus
  2. COVID-19
  3. PPE
This BSI guide summarises the main characteristics of the four most common categories of mask and face covering available in the UK that health workers and the public may use.
  1. BSI
  2. PPE
Handling of Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH) safety report submission requirements during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  1. COMAH
  2. COVID-19
  3. Hand Sanitiser