An introductory level course aimed at production and other publishing staff who are responsible for product safety.
Developed specifically for publishers focused on the children’s market, this indispensable course takes you through the complex legal minefield of Toy Safety. The course assumes no prior knowledge and gives ageneral overview of the applicable legislation, showing you what your product needs to comply with and highlighting your obligations within the supply chain.
Illustrated with case studies, the course looks in detail at the requirements of the European Toy Safety Directive and the implications of Brexit on safety. US and international legislation is also covered as the legal requirements vary according to which market you are selling into. We also look at chemical safety, to give you a better understanding of hidden chemical hazards and help you analyse where the greatest risks lie.
Our course tutor, Diane Greaves, has worked in the area of children’s product safety for over twenty years as a test laboratory manager, hazard and risk assessor, and latterly as an independent consultant to the retail and publishing sectors. Diane sits as an independent expert on several of the Standards Committees. Her technical knowledge and common sense approach enable her to deliver this often daunting subject in a lively and reassuring way.
We’re delighted that industry expert Diane Greaves has chosen to deliver the Understanding Toy Safety Course on behalf of Imago.
Diane has worked in the safety of children’s consumer products for over twenty-five years, initially managing two laboratories, both of which were accredited to the testing of children’s toys, childcare articles, and nursery products. She also became involved in the standardisation committees in the UK and EU for children’s toys, children’s clothing, and childcare articles; this involvement has continued to this day.
Delivered online by Diane Greaves as 2 x half-day sessions
Course Cost: £445 ex. VAT for both sessions. Discounts available for multiple bookings.