This section of the website describes the main provisions of the legislation concerned with the design, manufacture and supply of new products, including:
- designing and building for safety
- assessing product conformity
- demonstrating product compliance
- providing users with relevant information
Most new products come within the scope of one or more of a set of product safety regulations and Directives, and all have a common requirement for CE marking. However, some work equipment that is not powered or used to lift - such as hand tools, racking and ladders - does not come within the scope of these regulations and must not be CE marked. Instead these products must meet section 6 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
For more information on the law on the supply of equipment for use at work please click on the link below:
For further information on the supply and design of new products please see the article pages listed below.