- Module 1 – Introduction
- Basic Safety Principles
- Selecting safety standards
- Module 2 – Circuit Characteristics and Insulation
- Hazards associated with different circuits
- Understanding insulation grades
- Module 3 – Insulation Coordination
- Understanding clearances, creepage distances, and solid insulation
- Module 4 – Accessible Circuits and Parts
- Assessing accessibility
- Safety requirements for accessible parts – electrical, mechanical, thermal
- Module 5 – Enclosure Design
- Fire enclosure requirements
- Electrical enclosure requirements
- Mechanical enclosure requirements
- Understanding protective earthing
- Module 6 – Typical Product Testing
- Introduction to standard tests
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 principles and requirements of electronic product safety standards. Delegates will gain an understanding of how to design products with compliance built in, what tests are required and how to pass them.
By the end of the course, delegates will be able to ensure that their product design meets required safety legislation, including the Low Voltage Directive. Attendees will gain a practical understanding of the principles of safety, and know how to apply the tests and requirements of safety standards - from initial concept to finished product.
This is a course recommended for design technicians and anyone working on the electrical and mechanical design of electronic and electrical products.
A basic level of electrical and electronic knowledge is required before attending the 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.