Prohibitions and urgent instructions

If it is determined that a serious safety risk is occurring or could occur, then a prohibition or an urgent instruction may be issued.

A prohibition or urgent instruction may:

  • require ceasing importation, the use, sale or manufacture of the product or installation
  • alert the public of safety risks
  • specify that an instruction be carried out within a stipulated way.

Failing to comply with a Prohibition or Urgent Instruction, may result in a prosecution and is a Level 2 offence.

The person to whom the instruction is issued is responsible for the costs complying with an Urgent Instruction.