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Published on August 21st, 2020 | by The GC Team

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ESF’s twelfth product safety conference goes digital

Electrical Safety First’s twelfth annual product safety conference, which is supported by the Office for Product Safety and Standards and has Whirlpool Corporation amongst its sponsors, will take place online this year and is free to attend.

This year’s event, entitled A Sustainable Future, will run over two consecutive mornings – Wednesday 4th November (9.30am-11.30am) and Thursday 5th November (9.30 am – 12.30pm).

The conference generally attracts supply chain representatives, major stakeholders and related organisations. Delegates range from Government departments, manufacturers, retailers and importers, to lawyers, test houses and fire and rescue services, Trading Standards and safety professionals.

ESF said: “This integrated approach to product safety plays a significant part in the event’s success. That, and the fact it provides a platform for highlighting current critical and emerging issues.”

Wednesday’s agenda will focus on sustainability in relation to a number of themes, from product end-of-life and the circular economy to the legislative landscape and the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Thursday’s sessions will look at the benefits and risks arising from creative products and emerging technologies. Discussions will consider issues such as the standards gap and how industry and regulators are addressing potential threats from IOT technologies.

The event will also host to Electrical Safety First’s Safety Innovation Awards, developed by the Charity to acknowledge companies or individuals who put safety at the heart of product design or go the extra mile in safety advocacy.

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