Office for Product Safety and Standards is the UK's enforcement authority for the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Regulations.

If you are a manufacturer, importer or distributor of EEE, you should be able to show that you took all reasonable precautions, steps and measures to ensure compliance with the RoHS regulations.

In order to ensure the regulations are followed, the Office for Product Safety and Standards:

  • provides support and guidance to businesses
  • carries out product testing
  • monitors compliance
  • carries out inspections
  • takes enforcement actions where necessary.

If enforcement is necessary, the Office for Product Safety and Standards has powers of entry, powers to inspect, seize and detail EEE, can issue warrants and can apply sanctions.

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