Published: 23 December 2022  (Updated: 23 December 2022)

Product Safety Risk Assessment Methodology (PRISM)

On 9 December 2022 the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) published the new Product Safety Risk Assessment Methodology (PRISM).  It is for use by market surveillance and enforcement authorities in Great Britain (GB), with responsibility for consumer product safety.  The intention is to provide authorities with an updated risk assessment methodology.  This replaces the previous EU Safety Gate approach (RAPEX).

Access the guide, toolkit, and further information here.

Businesses may be interested in familiarising themselves with the guidance to understand the new approach.

The UK Government intends to review PRISM over the 6 months after the launch date and will be seeking feedback on the new process.  Please contact [email protected] with any feedback.

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