Save the date: joint Electrical Safety First and Office for Product Safety and Standards seminar

The Government’s new Office for Product Safety and Standards has partnered with safety charity, Electrical Safety First, to host a September summit on its recently published code of practice for product recalls. The event will be held on Thursday, 20th September at the Westminster Conference Centre in London.

Entitled ‘Mind the Gap – are you recall ready to PAS 7100?’, the afternoon event will help delegates assess their organisation’s preparedness against the new code, which (amongst other things) aims to help businesses recall and remove unsafe products in UK homes more effectively.

Using an unfolding case study, a panel of experts will debate a number of key issues, from the role of senior management and working with enforcement authorities, to traceability, notifications and incident monitoring.  The event will also examine how robust risk assessment enables effective decision making and incident management; from tailored communications through to recall implementation, close-out and evaluation.

“A PAS – or publicly available specification – aims to speed up the standardisation process by providing initial guidelines for a process, product or service,” explains Martyn Allen, Technical Director at Electrical Safety First. “In other words, the new code is essentially the first step in the standardization of the UK recall process. Consequently, anyone involved in the electrical retail (or indeed, any consumer product) supply chain, will find this event relevant. And initial interest has been extremely promising.

“At Electrical Safety First, we believe that we can best protect the consumer by working with the industry. It’s the reason we developed our flagship series of industry events, which offer an in-depth look at emerging trends and a changing legislative landscape.  We hope to see you there!”

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