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Managing Safety for IEC 62368-1

Understanding the hazard-based approach for IT and AV equipment

The course explains the requirements of the safety standard and regulations for information technology and audio-visual equipment and gives delegates an understanding of how to manage product safety - from initial idea to finished product.


COURSE CONTENT: 

  • Managing safety

    - Why safety?- morals & laws

  • Laws and standards    
    - CE marking & beyond    
    - Status of standards: IEC / EN/ UL and beyond
  • Management responsibilities
    - Obligations of economic operators   
    - Technical file requirements   
    - Declarations of conformity
  • Introduction to Hazards & Safeguards   
    - Hazards & risk   
    - Models for protection
  • Warnings & instructions    
    - What to mark   
    - Where to mark   
    - Instruction contents
  • Critical components & subassemblies   
    - What is safety critical   
    - Approvals & evidence   
    - “Commercial of the shelf” parts

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

Attendees will gain insight into the principles of safety, with a view to legal compliance in Europe and around the world, including how to identify and protect against hazards. Additionally, delegates will learn about technical documentation, submitting products for testing, and understand the level of acceptable evidence required to show compliance.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

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

This course also forms the first day of the two-day course for more in-depth technical knowledge of IEC 62368-1, intended for engineers - "Total Safety Compliance for IEC 62368-1".


ABOUT THE SPEAKER

ALASTAIR MCLAUGHLIN

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.

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