READING, England, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UL-STR, an independent provider of quality assurance (QA) testing, audit, inspection and responsible sourcing services for the consumer products industry, will present a seminar on "Product Safety Risk Assessment: How to Conduct Risk Assessment" on November 14, 2012 at its UK laboratory in Reading. The training course is part of an ongoing seminar series on the latest QA issues being offered at UL-STR's UK offices.
The "Product Safety Risk Assessment: How to Conduct Risk Assessment" seminar will provide an overview of a risk assessment – which is required by both the General Product Safety Directive and the Toy Safety Directive – and give practical guidance on the approaches that can be utilized. Attendees will learn what a risk assessment is, guidelines and standards, design evaluations, age grading, raw materials, in process issues, and standards and legislation. Keith Richards, who serves as Technical Director for European Toys and Children's Products at UL-STR and has over 25 years of experience in toy and consumer product testing, will lead the session.
The session runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on November 14, 2012 and the cost is £50. Places are limited, so early registration is recommended. To register, email QAenquiries@ul.com.
Trusted the world over, UL-STR is an independent provider of quality assurance testing, audit, inspection and responsible sourcing services for the consumer products industry. Our reach encompasses over 30 countries across five continents and the capability to provide audit services in over 140 countries. We identify critical control points in the supply chain, develop quality and safety protocols, and verify compliance. UL-STR is part of UL Verification Services, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories).
UL (Underwriters Laboratories) is a premier global independent safety science company with more than 117 years of history. Employing more than 6,800 professionals in over 96 countries, UL has five distinct business units – Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, University, and Verification Services – to meet the expanding needs of our customers and to deliver on our public safety mission. Additional information about UL may be found at www.UL.com.