- Why safety?
- Understanding hazards and safeguards
Selecting the right standard, Editions and amendments, Harmonised standards
- Common terms
Hazards and Safeguards
- What’s hazardous about X?
- How can we reduce the hazard?
Critical Components and Parts
- What is critical?
- Standards, ratings and approvals
- Evidence of compliance
Warnings and Instructions
- What to warn about
- Specific warning marks and text
Assessment of Safety
- Design stage review
- Assessing Commercial Off-the-Shelf products
- Technical file requirements
Submitting for Safety Testing
- Requesting a quote
- Preparing your documentation
Exercises on the modules and worked examples are provided throughout the day to ensure that delegates get as much out of the day as possible.
The course explains the requirements of safety standards and regulations for electronic products, and gives delegates an understanding of how to manage product safety - from initial idea to finished product.
By the end of the course, delegates will be able to ensure that their products meet required safety legislation, such as the Low Voltage Directive. Attendees will gain insight into the principles of safety, including how to identify and protect against hazards. Additionally, delegates will learn about submitting products for testing, and understand the level of acceptable evidence required to show compliance.
This is a course recommended for product buyers, project managers, component purchasing, design managers and anyone working in production management or third party sourcing of electronic and electrical products.
No prior technical knowledge of electronics is required before attending this course.
Alastair McLaughlin is a Product Safety Specialist at TÜV SÜD Product Service and has over 20 years experience in compliance management and product testing.
His previous employment includes working for PCB manufacturers, retail suppliers, major children’s product manufacturers.