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Risk assessment workshop

To be held on 17th April 2013 in Kettering, UK – for SATRA members only

Today’s consumer legislation helps to minimise the number of faulty or dangerous products reaching the market. However, there is still a significant level of consumer safety complaints and personal injury claims involving footwear – issues that can be both costly and time-consuming to resolve.

Most of the performance and quality problems that we encounter could have been identified much earlier in the development phase of a new style if a systematic and rigorous risk assessment had been carried out. Indeed, carrying out a product risk assessment is an intrinsic requirement of the European General Product Safety Directive.

Event overview

This one-day course covers the key aspects of risk assessment for consumer goods, explaining the importance of both consumer legislation and the consequences that can follow if there are problems with the footwear during wear. The course is aimed at personnel within the manufacturing, retail or resourcing environment, and is intended to give detailed information and advice.

Workshop programme
09:00 Registration
09.15 Welcome and introduction
09:30 Consumer legislation
10.30 Break
10.45 Safety critical failures
11.30 Chemical risks
12.15 Lunch
13.00 Risk assessment tools

14.00 Practical session 1
14.45 Feedback 1
15.15 Break
15.30 Practical session 2
16.15 Feedback 2
16.45 Conclusions and discussion
17.00 Close

The workshop will use a combination of teaching presentations and hands-on practical sessions, considering examples from SATRA and the participants’ own products, which they are encouraged to bring along.

Participants will take away the tools to enable them to confidently carry out future risk assessments of their products.

The members’ delegate price to this event is GBP 300 plus VAT

How can we help?

To reserve your place(s), please telephone +44 (0) 1536 410 000, email or visit

Publishing Data

This article was originally published on page 44 of the February 2013 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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