Product Intelligence Holds Inaugural Product Safety Training Course in Germany

Excellent facilities and central location draw European clients to Intertek’s Fürth lab

Intertek’s Product Intelligence business (formerly ‘Risk Assessment and Management’) offers a wide range of advisory services to customers in the areas of safe product designs, product performance analytics, supply chain and finished products quality and workplace accountability.

Companies take a risk every time their product is sold to a customer. In Intertek’s Product Intelligence: Safety business, we help clients to assess and manage the potential risks associated with their product and ensure it gets to market. Intertek’s Product Safety Training is regularly held in the UK and the U.S., but through a joint UK-Germany effort, the first product safety training session was recently held in Germany.

Product safety hazards need to be considered across the whole supply chain – from conception to distribution. Our Product Safety Training is targeted at product engineers, production managers, technologists and buyers. The two-day training provides analysis and understanding of crucial consumer product safety issues and explains how to detect safety concerns and develop cost effective solutions that minimize potential safety hazards. Topics include ‘How to Conduct a Product Risk Analysis,’ ‘What is Foreseeable Use?,’ ‘Identifying Manufacturing Defects,’ ‘Product Safety Legislation’ and much more!

Intertek’s newly expanded Fürth laboratory is dedicated to hardlines testing and certification services for toys, furniture, household goods, kitchen items and mechanical products. Fürth is the perfect location for this training due to its excellent facilities and central European location, which is so convenient for many clients. This very successful first training in Germany drew attendees from companies from not only Germany, but from across Central Europe. The training included speakers from Intertek’s Product Intelligence and Electrical businesses, and Hogan Lovells, leading European Legal Services, specialising in Product Safety and Regulatory Risks. This collaboration between Intertek UK and Germany resulted in comprehensive training and will undoubtedly lead to further training at Intertek’s Fürth location. Further trainings will be held in London, Hong Kong and Chicago (Oak Brook) on the following dates:

  • London: April 9th & 10th, 2014
  • Hong Kong: May 8th & 9th, 2014
  • Oak Brook: June 24th & 25th, 2014
  • Hong Kong: August 14th & 15th, 2014
  • London: September 24th & 25th, 2014
  • Oak Brook: October 21st & 22nd, 2014
  • Hong Kong: November 20th & 21st, 2014

This training costs £650 / €760 / $995. For further information please click here.