To ensure that the actions we take are proportionate to risks and that our resources are concentrated in the areas that need them most, Trading Standards carry out risk assessment of businesses. Risk assessment involves identifying and measuring the potential for harm if businesses do not comply with Trading Standards laws. There are many factors involved with risk assessment such as the type of business, the volume and complexity of legislation, the size of the business etc. Trading Standards follow a nationally accepted and recognised risk assessment scheme.
Visits to trade premises allow us to sample and test products and give traders an opportunity to ask questions and reassure themselves that they are trading fairly. Visits are carried out in accordance with the enforcement policy [41kb].
Use this link to Trading Standards Broadcast "Business Advice for Trading Standards".
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