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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.


19 Nov 2020, 09:00


19 Nov 2020, 11:30


Leicester, United Kingdom

Notice: Due to current COVID-19 UK government social distancing guidelines all training will be via Microsoft teams and not face to face for the forseeable future.
We are however available to run in-house bespoke courses depending on availability.
For further information, please contact:
UK Softlines Manager
SGS United Kingdom Ltd
Use the contact button below to email your request.
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 organisations
  • 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. Our experts deliver face-to-face training in the form of public courses where you can join your industry peers or through in-house bespoke seminars designed to meet your specific needs.

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


Registration for this course is £100.00 plus VAT per delegate for this Half Day seminar.

Seminar Date, Time and Location

19 November - 10.00am to 12.30pm - Leicester

How to Book

Please contact:
Client Training Seminars
SGS United Kingdom Ltd
t: 0116 284 6780