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Total Safety Compliance for IEC 62368-1

Applying the hazard-based approach for IT and AV equipment

This comprehensive course explains the requirements of the safety standard and regulations for information technology and audio-visual equipment with a view to legal compliance in Europe and around the world. By attending this course, you will learn how to engineer products with compliance built in, what tests are required and how to pass them.


COURSE CONTENT:

Day 1 – 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

Day 2 - Engineering safety

  • Recap
  • Electric shock
    - Safeguards   
    - Insulation coordination    
    - Electrical enclosure design
  • Ignition & fire    
    - Potential ignition sources   
    - Selection & separation of materials   
    - Limited power sources
  • Mechanical hazards    
    - Stability    
    - Moving parts    
    - Pressurised systems    
    - Mechanical tests
  • Thermal hazards    
    - Burn injury    
    - Resilience of materials
  • Radiation & Chemical hazards   
    - Lasers & LEDs    
    - X-rays etc    
    - Harmful substances    
    - Batteries
  • Overview of product testing    
    - Test conditions    
    - Test checklist   
    - Normal, abnormal & fault conditions

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

This comprehensive course explains the requirements of the safety standard and regulations for information technology and audio-visual equipment, with a view to legal compliance in Europe and around the world. 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 and technical documentation meets required safety legislation and test standard. 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.    


WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

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.

The modules on the first day are shared with delegates attending the “Managing Safety for IEC 62368-1” course. There is no need to attend both courses to cover the topics on safety management.


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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