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About SGS is pleased to announce our General Product Safety:GPSD/GPSR/Risk Assessment seminar which has been designed to give a comprehensive insight in to the mechanics of the directive and how this is transposed in to legislation.
Starts 12 January 2017
Ends 12 January 2017
Location Leicester, Leicestershire
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We are pleased to announce our extensive range of seminar training courses which are designed for you to remain up to date and informed on the latest legislation, industry updates and consumer safety demands. SGS provides excellent course materials, with clearly defined objectives, and reliable, friendly course administration. Our Seminars are interactive and involve delegate participation or demonstrations/visual aids. Delegates are encouraged to bring along their own samples for discussion.

Whether you are seeking knowledge that enables you to comply with regulations, improve performance, manage risk or develop talent; the Consumer and Retail Seminars can help you and your business gain the knowledge you need to continually adapt in today’s fast moving markets. As a leader in professional training, we draw on years of worldwide experience to provide effective learning opportunities.

Courses to suit your needs

  • Affordable prices
  • Opportunity to meet professionals from other organizations
  • Opportunity to share best practice
  • Opportunity to share ideas
  • No office distractions
  • Effective learning environment
  • Wide range of dates and locations available

Delivery Method

Our trainings are offered in a variety of delivery formats so that you can choose those that are best suited to your individual requirements and the needs of your organisation. Our experts deliver face-to-face training in the form of public courses where you can join your industry peers or through in-house courses designed to meet the specific needs of your organisation.

Course Overview

Product safety is a keystone in consumer protection, more and more countries around the world have realised that too many products find their way on to the market without basic safety rules being adhered to. The European Union has had such legislation in place since the 1990s, but too few realise that this is not something which requires cursory lip service but an area that needs careful thought. The penalties for non compliance are often punitive and public the cost of bad publicity is always high.

This course will give a comprehensive insight in to the mechanics of the directive and how this is transposed in to legislation. A look at the RAPEX web site will highlight some of the more common pitfalls awaiting unwary vendors and importers. We will also give some pointers to where you might go for more information and keep abreast of changes in legislation.

We encourage delegates to bring samples along for discussion during the day; this always introduces a level of spontaneity and makes the seminar much more interesting.

The seminar is especially suited to designers, buyers and technologists.

Course Agenda

  • Welcome and Refreshments
  • Purpose of the Regulations
  • Safe Products
  • Risk Assessment
  • Responsibilities of Suppliers
  • Enforcement
  • Penalties
  • Defences
  • Q & A


Registration for this course is £70.00 plus VAT per delegate for this Half Day seminar.

Seminar Date, Time and Location

12 January - 10.00am to 12.30pm - Leicester

How to Book

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    49-51 Uxbridge Road
    Ealing, W5 5SA
    United Kingdom
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