general safety requirement

general safety requirement

the focus of consumer safety legislation which applies where there is no particular specified safety regulation. It is a criminal offence to supply, offer or agree to supply, or possess or expose for supply, any consumer goods which fail to comply with the general safety requirement. Consumer goods are any goods ordinarily intended for private use or consumption, except growing crops or things attached to land, water, food, gas, aircraft (other than hang gliders), controlled drugs or medicinal products and tobacco. Goods fail to comply with the general safety requirement if they are not reasonably safe, having regard to all circumstances, including: the manner and purposes for which the goods are being marketed; instructions and warnings; standards of safety applicable to the goods; and the existence of reasonable means to make the goods safer. The supplier has statutory defences: that the problem arises from compliance with an Act of Parliament or European Union obligation; that the goods meet the required safety regulations; that the supplier believed the goods would not be consumed in the UK; that the supplier had no reasonable grounds for believing the goods did not comply with the general safety requirement and that the supplier indicated the goods were not to be supplied as new goods. There are now detailed, almost parallel, obligations.
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During the workshop held 2-6 October in Ibaraki, Japan, 39 participants learned about the IAEA General Safety Requirement Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards and safety guidance that shows how it can be implemented to protect workers exposed to radiation.
Both manufacturers and distributors now will have a duty to immediately notify government agencies when they know or ought to know that a product they have placed on the market poses risks to the consumer that are incompatible with the general safety requirement of the directive.
Mr Morgan denied charges that he and his store failed to comply with a general safety requirement and that he supplied a faulty mobile phone.
The 20 participants from Australia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Viet Nam learned about concepts addressed in the IAEA General Safety Requirement Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (GSR Part 7) during the 2-5 October 2017 workshop.
Under the Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance (the Ordinance), any person who imports, manufactures or supplies consumer goods that do not comply with the general safety requirement commits an offence.
PACDA stresses the necessity of applying the general safety requirements and periodic maintenance of firefighting equipment to help in the event of a fire.
They will concern Directive 2009/45/EC, which establishes a set of general safety requirements applicable to new and existing passenger ships.
The standard defines the general safety requirements for equipment that has 'not more than one connection to a particular supply mains and is intended to diagnose, treat, or monitor the patient under medical supervision and which makes physical or electrical contact with the patient'.
IEC 60065-1: Video/Audio Equipment General Safety Requirements
28, which covers general safety requirements for scaffolds in general industry, as well as 29 CFR 1915, Subpart E (Scaffolds, Ladders or Other Working Surfaces), which covers scaffolding in the maritime industry (shipyards).
These standards detail ways to meet OSHA's general safety requirements for these machines.
Environmental and general safety requirements, and Smith System keys for safe driving practices
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