Toy Safety Course

Understanding Toy Safety (Part 1)

Understand the complex and heavily legislated area of Toy Safety

Toy Safety training devised specifically for publishers working with Children’s Books and Toys. We offer two courses, one pitched at people who are new to product safety and the other at a more advanced level and focussed on performing Safety Assessments.

Both courses do not need to be taken and Part 2 can be taken without Part 1, depending on prior toy safety knowledge and experience.

Part 1 includes an overview of European and International legislation. This will help you understand your obligations and the processes involved in bringing a safe and legal novelty book or toy to market.

Part 2 – Toy Safety Practical Workshop: Identifying Hazards & Minimising Risk is a supplemental practical course. It is recommend for anyone handling products with toy based value.

Course Summary

Date: 13th May | Duration: 1 Day | Start: 09:30 –  End 17:00 | Venue: Imago, Thame, OX9 | Trainer: Diane Greaves | Price: £445

What will I learn?

  • Get a solid overview of current European and international Toy Safety legislation and understand your legal obligations – special emphasis on the chemical requirements within the European Directives and the obligations of everyone within the supply chain

  • Understand how toy safety relates to your children’s books and toy products

  • Understand when to test your product, the types of tests that the labs carry out and become familiar with reading test reports

  • Learn how to apply the CE mark and use the correct warnings

  • Understand how children interact with your products and how to ensure the product complies with the applicable legislation and carries the appropriate warnings for the intended age.

What skills are needed for this course?

No previous experience is required. This course is perfect for anyone new to safety legislation or with limited experience of working with children’s books and toys. It’s also a great refresher course – Toy Safety Legislation doesn’t stand still!

Diane Greaves Toy Safety Expert

Diane Greaves – Safety Expert with over 20 years of Toy Safety Experience

Diane has worked in children’s product safety for over twenty years, starting as a Laboratory Manager. Before long she was moving on to manage two facilities testing children’s toys, childcare articles and nursery products.

Early in her career, Diane was General Manager for ITS RAM and set up the UK office. She beoame deeply involved in hazard assessments, looking at essential safety and risk assessment of products for many brands including Marks & Spencer, MacDonalds, Nike, and Fritolay.

As well as running training for Imago, Diane is an independent safety consultant for Marks & Spencers, Hallmark and also for us and is a member of several of the Standards committees including CW15 (Safety of Toys).

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