Electrical product safety conference
The Electrical Safety Council’s inaugural International Electrical Product Safety Conference took place in Westminster on 8 and 9 September and was exceptionally well received, attracting international delegates from countries throughout Europe and the rest of the world.The Electrical Safety Council’s inaugural International Electrical Product Safety Conference took place in Westminster on 8 and 9 September and was exceptionally well received, attracting international delegates from countries throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
Counterfeiting, quality certification, industry regulation, legislation and consumer protection were issues high on the agenda at the two-day event.
Dave Dossett, Chairman of the Electrical Safety Council and Chief Executive of BEAMA said, “This highly successful initiative has brought together, for the first time, key stakeholders involved in improving the safety of electrical products in a truly globalized marketplace, providing an invaluable platform for product safety and electrical professionals from the international community to debate, network and knowledge share.
“The issues discussed at the Conference are pertinent to all of those in the UK electrical industry from manufacturers and distributors, contractors and specifiers, to policy makers and regulators. “In opening up the debate our aim is to develop a clear strategy for working with other organisations to help shape the future direction of product safety.”
The Conference boasted an impressive speaker line-up of senior representatives from the European Commission, Trading Standards, BERR, European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers, British Retail Consortium, US Consumer Product Safety Commission, BEAMA and BASEC to name but a few. In addition to a busy programme of presentations and workshops, delegates enjoyed a gala dinner at the magnificent, historic building of Lincoln’s Inn.
Following the success of this inaugural event the Electrical Safety Council’s aim is that the Conference should become a biennial event in the international electrical industry calendar. A webcast of the opening plenary session of the Conference can be viewed on the Electrical Safety Council’s website, www.esc.org.uk