- Introduction and Common Terms
- Selecting safety standards
- Commonly used terms and their meanings
- Module 1 – Basic Safety Principles
- Hazards, and the general principles to reduce their risk
- Module 2 – Types of Circuit, Accessibility and Enclosures
- Identifying types of circuit, and their hazards
- Why is accessibility important?
- Requirements for enclosures
- Module 3 – Development and Production Line Testing
- Tests to prove safe design
- Module 4 – Assessment of Systems using COTS
- Obligations when using Commercial Off-The-Shelf components
- Module 5 – Warnings and Instructions
- Required markings and documentation
- Module 6 – Submitting for Testing
- Type testing or certification? Understanding the difference
- Preparing for testing
- Safety critical components
- Module 7 – Technical Files
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.