Our expert input

Only as much input as you want

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The Consumer Risk Limited business model allows product suppliers and public agencies to obtain only as much (or as little) input from  outside experts as is needed to help the in-house staff deal with a particular problem arsing at a particular time. We respond to your problems and needs by suggesting the most appropriate expert to contact for an exploratory discussion. If they are suitable you can then engage that person at an hourly or daily rate. For projects needing more resources we may put together a small team, a work plan and a quoted a price for delivering a report, a training session or a design solution - as required.

The people who know most about the safety of a product should be those working in its supply chain (in design manufacture, import, commercial procurement or retail quality control). Independent consultants are no substitute for  an in-house executuve who beomes the expert on every aspect of safety of a product by keeping up with relevant legislation, standards, sector developments and customer complaints - as well as quality monitoring and risk assessment of new designs.

However, there will be occassions when the in-hous e all-rounder needs the support of a second opinion, or advice based on broader experience of the hazards that products (or their users) can pose, the design of instructions and warnings, the  interpretation of standards, application of the laws on product liability, dealing with trading standards or deciding when it is necessary to withdraw or recall products found to have safety defects.

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Terms of business

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Initial business enquiries are not generally charged for, even though this often results in referring the client to other services (eg test laboratories or standards publishers).

Ad-hoc consultancy is charged at £130 per hour (to the nearest 0.1 hour) or £800 per day plus any travel or incidental expenses and VAT, unless otherwise agreed in advance. Rates are negotiable for longer involvement, short reports, etc.

For discrete projects, we can give written proposals, estimates or competitive quotations.


Contact details

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Consumer Risk Limited


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Tel  +44 (0) 208 343 1754

Fax  +44 (0) 208 343 1754

 UK company registration number:  03658564

VAT reg.no.:       815 5300 56          

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Why CRL offers value to small and medium size businesses

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Our flexible problem-solving approach is intended to fit the needs and budgets of small and medium enterprises where product safety is only one of many responsibilities of individual managers.

However, we are also been consulted by multinational consumer product suppliers who have in-house safety experts and highly developed procedures, but seek an audit or an independent evaluation of one problematic issue.

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