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Managing Electronic Product Safety

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Learn why and how to apply the principles of safety to your products. This course explains the concepts behind the safety regulations and test standards, how to compile a technical file of compliance evidence, and the documents and markings that must be present on the product, with worked examples and exercises throughout.

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 Engineering Electronic Product Safety course


  • Introduction
    - Why safety?
    - Selecting standards
    - Common terms
  • Hazards and Safeguards
    - What’s hazardous about X?
    - How can we reduce the hazard?
  • Critical Components and Parts
    - What is critical?
    - Evidence of compliance
  • Warnings and Instructions
    - Warning marks and text
    - Localisation
  • Assessment of Safety
    - Design stage review
    - Assessing Commercial Off-the-Shelf products
    - Technical file requirements
  • Submitting for Safety Testing
    - Requesting a quote
    - Samples, Spares and support
    - International safety certification

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.

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 course is recommended for product buyers, project managers, component purchasing, design, and comkpliance 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.



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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