Product safety and metrology - Northern Ireland


Last updated 21 December 2020

The below guides highlight specific product safety and metrology regulations for businesses placing goods on the market in Northern Ireland.

You can read guides on specific product safety and metrology regulations for businesses placing goods on the market in Great Britain.

The Accreditation and Market Surveillance end of the transition period guidance (PDF, 362KB) highlights the changes relevant to market surveillance authorities with responsibility for the NI market and authorities in charge of the control of products entering the NI market.

This guidance clarifies how the regulatory framework will be revised at the end of the Transition Period.

General product safety law

General Product Safety Regulations 2005 (PDF, 372KB)


Regulation 2009/1223 and the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013 (PDF, 635KB)

Electrical and electronic

Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (PDF, 416KB)

Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016 (PDF, 453KB)

Radio Equipment Regulations 2017) (PDF, 435 KB)

Radio Equipment Regulations 2017: Regulation 14 (PDF, 361KB)


Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015 (PDF, 539KB)

Gas appliances

Regulation 2016/426 and the Gas Appliances (Enforcement) and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2018 (PDF, 458KB,)


Lift Regulations 2016 (PDF, 437KB)


Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (PDF, 419KB)

Metrology (weights and measures)

Measuring Instruments Regulations 2016 (PDF, 534KB)

Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments Regulations 2016 (PDF, 458KB)

Weights and Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations 2006 (PDF, 594KB)

Outdoor equipment

Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for use Outdoors Regulations 2001 (PDF, 688KB)

Personal protective equipment

Regulation 2016/425 and the Personal Protective Equipment (Enforcement) Regulations 2018 (PDF, 534KB)

Pressure equipment

Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (PDF, 450KB)

Simple Pressure Vessels (Safety) Regulations 2016 (PDF, 417KB)

Recreational craft

Recreational Craft Regulations 2017 (PDF, 444KB)


Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 (PDF, 409KB)

First published 20 November 2020