This two-day course covers selection of test standards, their differences and similarities; safety hazards and how to avoid them; product tests to prove compliance, both in the lab and on the production line; and documentation requirements, including technical file contents and submitting for testing.
Part 1 – Design
Basic Safety Principles
Circuit Characteristics and Insulation
Accessible Circuits and Parts
Part 2 – Tests & Documentation
Typical Product Testing
Production Line Testing
Assessment of Systems using COTS
Warnings and Instructions
Submitting for Testing
This course will cover design and testing to ensure that products meet the requirements of safety legislation, including the European Low Voltage Directive.
Attendees will gain a practical understanding of the principles of safety, and how to apply safety standards to design and manufacture.
Good safety design built in at the start of the design process will help avoid expensive errors requiring re-design and even recall of the product.
Who Should Attend?
Electronic product designers and design managers: a basic knowledge of electronics is assumed. The course will be of particular interest to design engineers in laboratory, industrial, household goods, audio-visual, and IT sectors, as all electronic and electrical products have to meet safety requirements as part of their project specification.
It will help them deal with the technical and compliance aspects of electrical and electronic safety, as well as avoiding safety-related design mistakes that disrupt project timescales and budgets.
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.