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Engineering Electronic Product Safety

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Learn why and how to apply the principles of safety engineering to electronic products. This course explains the concepts behind the test standards, and the options for compliance, with worked examples and exercises throughout. Examples from the common international product tests standards will be used throughout the course: IEC 60065, IEC 60335-1, IEC 60950-1, IEC 61010-1, IEC 62368-1

Delegates will gain an understanding of how to engineer products with compliance built in, what tests are required and how to pass them.

TÜV SÜD has achieved CPD accreditation for this course. This represents that the learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. This CPD accredited training course allow professionals to use the learning time towards individual CPD requirements.

Read about our Managing Electronic Product Safety course


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  • Introduction
    - Why safety?
    - Selecting safety standards
  • Hazards & safeguards
    - Classification of hazards
    - Safeguard strategies
    - Hierarchy of safeguards
  • Electric Shock
    - Insulation, clearances & creepage distances
    - Electrical enclosures, earthing
    - Electrical safety tests
  • Ignition & fire
    - Potential ignition sources
    - Flammability ratings & tests
    - Fire enclosures
  • Mechanical hazards
    - Stability
    - Moving parts
    - Pressurised systems
    - Mechanical tests
  • Thermal hazards
    - Burn injury
    - Resilience of materials
    - Heating tests
  • Radiation & chemical hazards
    - Lasers, LEDs, X-rays, etc
    - Harmful substances
    - Batteries & cells
    - Interlock principles
  • Typical product testing
    - Testing checklist
    - Abnormal operation & fault conditions

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.


By attending this course, you will learn how to engineer products with compliance built in, what tests are required and how to pass them.

Delegates will gain the knowledge to ensure that their product design meets required safety legislation and test standards. You 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 course is recommended for product designers, compliance technicians and engineers, 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.



Senior Engineer and Product Safety Specialist, TÜV SÜD
Alastair McLaughlin is a Senior Engineer and Product Safety Specialist at TÜV SÜD and has worked in Consumer Product Testing and Compliance Management since 1993. 

Alastair has previously worked in PCB fabrication, major retailers' suppliers, computer & games console accessories, and major children's product manufacturers - joining TÜV SÜD in 2009.

wHAT IS cpd?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. Engaging in Continuing Professional Development ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves, regardless of occupation, age or educational level.



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