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UK Seminar Programme 2013

Who We Are

A GLOBAL FORCE FOR GOOD

At UL, our mission of working for a safer world since 1894 is at the core of everything we do: Advancing safety through careful research and investigation Preventing or reducing loss of life and property Promoting safe living and working environments for all people From the adoption of electricity to the advent of wireless interoperability, UL is the leading voice for global safety. Our deep knowledge and expertise make us invaluable in: Developing standards Creating codes Researching safety breakthroughs Helping customers design, produce, package and sell safer products Our Marks are on more than 22 billion products worldwide, per year, signaling peace of mind to consumers, customers, businesses and governments UL helps you navigate: Complex country compliance issues Regulatory and trade challenges Marketplace demands Supply chain management

DELIVERING UNMATCHED EXPERTISE & THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

GLOBAL MARKET ACCEPTANCE

HELPING YOU NAVIGATE GLOBAL TRADE

SAFETY IS EVOLVING SO IS UL
With the denition of safety constantly advancing, UL has expanded our focus to include an unparalleled breadth of offerings. Our goal is to better help your business meet the shifting needs of a changing world.

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UL Helps Manage Supply Chain Risk, Protect Brands and Launch Successful Products
Trusted the world over, UL is an independent provider of quality assurance testing, inspection, audit and responsible sourcing services for the consumer products industry. We identify critical control points in the supply chain, develop quality and safety protocols and verify compliance. Our reach encompasses over 46 countries across ve continents and the capability to provide audit services in over 140 countries.

Key Industries We Serve:


Toys, books and childrens products Textiles, apparel and footwear General consumer products Electronics and electrical Food and beverage products OTC, pharmaceuticals & supplements Personal care and beauty Household chemicals Jewellery and watches Private label goods Promotional and licensed products

PROVIDING SERVICES FOR A SAFER WORLD


UL offers an extensive array of services to our diverse customers that support every stage of the product life cycle, from the testing of new technologies to market access.

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Training Services
In todays challenging global marketplace, training is more important than ever to help your business thrive and succeed. Learning and development is a continuous process which empowers and motivates employees whilst ensuring your business has the knowledge, skills and resources to readily anticipate and adapt to change. Led by our team of Subject Matter Experts, our training is designed to give delegates an insightful and informative understanding of current industry regulations, standards and best practice by bringing together manufacturers and suppliers to share compliance related knowledge and procedures. With extensive commercial experience and comprehensive knowledge of industry practice and procedure within their eld, our Subject Matter Experts truly understand the impact of quality and compliance issues upon your business and your brand. In addition, our Subject Matter Experts hold regular webinars concerning new legislation and best practice to help you stay up to date and overcome the difculties that can be faced in meeting unfamiliar legal obligations, especially when expanding into new product areas or markets. All our training solutions can be offered on site delivering bespoke course or seminar content to meet your specic requirements and the individual training needs of your staff. We take pride in understanding our customers business and helping to build safe and reliable supply chains. For more information and help in planning your training programme, please contact us at QAenquiries@ul.com.

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Our Team of Industry Experts


Joanne Brown, Client Services Manager (Softlines, UK) Nottingham
Jo has worked at our Nottingham facility for over 25 years, specialising in textile testing. During her tenure, Jo has undertaken many roles and challenges developing in-depth technical knowledge with much depth and breadth. Contributing to her knowledge of the industry and commercial awareness, Jo holds a degree in Textile Manufacturing and is an active member of UKTLF and ASBCI.

Keith Richards, Technical Director (European Toys and Childrens Products) Reading
Keith oversees a European Union based team working closely with clients in the development of toys and childrens products from concept to nal quality assurance testing and inspections. He is a Chartered Chemist (CChem) with over 25 years experience and a leading safety expert in toy and consumer product testing. Keith frequently conducts technical seminars on toy safety testing for international audiences. Memberships include the British Standards Institute (BSI) toys committee CW15; British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA) Interpretation Group and he is a co-opted member of the UK Publishers Safety Forum.

Barbara Langston, Softlines Manager - Nottingham


With over 30 years working in the textiles industry Barbara has held a variety of senior management roles within ULs consumer products group for the last 11 years. Having previously worked with UMIST and Derby University on cutting edge colour management technologies, Barbara holds a Full Technological Certicate in Textiles (City and Guilds), is a Chartered Textile Technologist and a Subject Matter Expert in Colour Management and Application.

Dr. Anne Bonhoff, Global Head of Chemistry Switzerland.


Through her vision and expertise, Dr. Anne Bonhoff develops targeted business solutions for UL to help ensure the standardisation, harmonisation, and quality of chemical testing for consumer products throughout the companys state-of-the-art laboratories. A thought leader in the industry, she is an expert on the topics of restricted substances, toxicology, environmental issues, ecological trends and eco-legislation. Dr. Bonhoff is frequently requested as a presenter for high-prole events, and has authored several articles for publication. Memberships include Swiss Association for Standardisation (SNV), European Committee for Standardisation (CEN), Technical Committee of Ginetex CH, and American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) RSL Task Force.

Ian Smith, Managing Director Coloursmith Ltd


With over 20 years working in the dyeing and nishing sector. Ian has worked on the production side of the industry, with British Mohair Spinners and Milliken in a dyehouse manager role. He has also worked in the laboratory machinery sector advising clients not only on machinery purchases but on best practice for dyeing and nishing and laboratory to bulk reproducibility involving RIGHT FIRST TIME principles. Ian is a consultant to the World Bank on Dyeing and Finishing optimisation and environmental issues.

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Programme Overview
Textiles & Apparel
An Introduction to Fabric and Garment Testing An Introduction to Colour Management, Colour Appearance and Assessment An Introduction to Dyeing and Finishing China GB 18401 Selling in China?

Toys & Toy Premiums


Toy Safety The New EU Directive and the Implications Ahead Product Safety Risk Assessment - How to Conduct Risk Assessments

General Consumer Products


REACH and Chemical Compliance for the EU Simple overview of REACH and identifying the key focus areas for consumer products

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An Introduction to Fabric and Garment Testing

The course will cover both theory and practice exploring the importance of testing and how to test.

Seminar topics
Legal and recommended safety testing requirements for the main global markets (EU/UK /USA/GB China) Quality and performance testing for the main global market areas Childrens wear requirements Risk and quality assessments to enable the determination of testing routes Test results and performance standard interpretation technical and commercial concepts. Delivery tools will include power point presentations, hands on testing, demonstrations and an interactive workshop Interactive workshop in the laboratories:colour fastness, stability tests, physical tests, chemical tests, bre analysis, wash tests, physical tests, ammability, promotional claims, and conducting assessments

Objectives
Delegates will gain a rm appreciation and understanding of quality assurance through testing in line with current global practices and commercial awareness

Who should attend


Laboratory Technicians Fabric and Garment Technologists Quality Control Designers Buyers and Retailers Procurement and Supply Chain Managers

Training Method
The course uses a variety of delivery tools including PowerPoint presentations, hands on testing, demonstrations and an interactive workshop.

Course Leader: Joanne Brown Location: Nottingham Price: 75.00 Duration: Full day

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An Introduction to Colour Management, Colour Appearance and Assessment

This course will cover the theory of colour and its application to textiles, with hands on practical sessions forming an integral part.

Seminar topics
Colour appearance Light energy and articial light sources Eye physiology Colour vision Viewing conditions Colour standards Visual tolerancing Communicating colour information

Objectives
Those attending will learn how to: Make accurate visual colour decisions Avoid common colour mistakes Clearly communicate colour needs to suppliers and manufacturing units Visually evaluate colour more effectively

Who should attend


Laboratory Technicians Fabric and Garment Technologists Quality Control Designers Buyers and Retailers Procurement and Supply Chain Managers

Training Method
This course uses a combination of PowerPoint presentation and practical sessions.

Course Leader: Barbara Langston Location: Nottingham Price: 50.00 Duration: Half day

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An Introduction to Dyeing and Finishing

This course will cover the theory and practice of textile colouration and textile nishing, with a practical session forming an integral part of the course.

Seminar topics:
Fibre types Chemistry of dyeing Engineering Reasons for poor fastness Correction of poor fastness results Communication with textile colouration professionals

Objectives
Those attending will learn how: Dyes and bres combine to give the nal product To clearly communicate dyeing needs to suppliers and manufacturing units To avoid common fastness problems in the dyeing process To audit their dyehouse suppliers for COSHH and best practice requirements

Who should attend


Laboratory Technicians Fabric and Garment Technologists Quality Control Designers Buyers and Retailers Procurement and Supply Chain Managers

Training Method
This course uses a combination of PowerPoint presentation and discussions.

Course Leader: Ian Smith LSDC, (CTEXT ATI conrmed in Feb 2011) Location: Nottingham Price: 75.00 Duration: Full day

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China GB 18401 Selling in China?

The seminar will cover regulations surrounding the textile industry. All goods imported into China must be accompanied with qualied certicates, complying with GB 18401 for textile products and apparel and the specied product standards.

Seminar topics:
Chinese Textile Quality Supervision System Classications and Denitions of National Standards Punishment Measures for Non-conforming Products and Manufacturers GB 18401 National General Technical Safety Code for Textile products Scope Terms and denitions Classication of products Parameters and reference standards Requirements Comparison between old and new revision Timeline during the transition period GB 5296.4 Instructions for Use of Products of Consumer Interest Instructions for Use of Textiles and Apparel

Training Method
This seminar uses a combination of PowerPoint presentation and discussions.

Course Leader: Dr Anne Bonhoff Location: Reading Price: 50.00 Duration: Half day

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Toy Safety The New EU Directive and the Implications Ahead

Legislation affecting toys has changed signicantly in the last few years. New requirements were introduced in Europe by the 2009 EU Toys Safety Directive and in the US by the 2008 US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. The recast of the RoHS Directive and the Cosmetics Regulation as well as changes in REACH can also have implications for some toy manufacturers. This seminar will provide an update to a number of changes in legislation that affect toy manufacturers and others in the toy supply chain who distribute products in EU and North America.

Seminar Topics
Toy Safety Directive & CPSIA Supporting standards update Responsibilities of parties Other overlapping regulations and requirements Useful sources of information

Training Method
This seminar uses a combination of PowerPoint presentation and discussions.

Course Leader: Keith Richards Location: Reading Price: 50.00 Duration: Half day

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Product Safety Risk Assessment - How to Conduct Risk Assessment

The General Product Safety Directive and the Toys Safety Directive both require Product Safety Risk Assessments to be performed. This training session outlines the general requirements of a risk assessment covering the important aspects that need to be considered. It will give practical guidance and background on general approaches that can be adopted, as well as providing details of sources of relevant information to enable individuals to develop an understanding of the processes.

Seminar topics
Requirements What is a risk assessment Guidelines and standards Design evaluations Age grading Raw materials In process issues Standards and legislation Useful sources of information.

Training Method
This seminar uses a combination of PowerPoint presentation and discussions.

Course Leader: Keith Richards Location: Reading Price: 50.00 Duration: Half day

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REACH and Chemical Compliance for the EU

The seminar will provide a simple overview of REACH and identifying the key focus areas for consumer products.

Seminar topics
What is REACH Scope of REACH Chemical Safety Assessment Substances in articles Candidate List Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Authorisation List Annex XIV Annex XVII Annex XVII examples Annex XVII new initiatives Consequences of non-compliance Examples

Training Method
This seminar uses a combination of PowerPoint presentation and discussions.

Course Leader: Dr Anne Bonhoff Location: Reading Price: 50.00 Duration: Half day

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Customised Quality Assurance Solutions
Our services are tailored to meet the individual needs of your business.

Testing
ULs state-of-the-art laboratories test to international regulations and standards using industry recognised methodology to help ensure the highest levels of safety and quality. Our services include analytical, microbiological and physical testing designed to help ensure product compliance with legally mandated protocols as well as proprietary brand specications. More than just a testing laboratory, we partner with clients throughout all phases of the supply chain, from product design, risk and human factors evaluations to packaging and label reviews. Whether a client is seeking to enhance product performance or launch a new product, UL can provide comparative product testing and real-world claim substantiation.

Inspections
ULs in-depth inspection programmes help eliminate many of the uncertainties associated with global sourcing by providing a vital check on product quality at critical stages of production. Whether at the factory, warehouse or port, we help ensure that products meet specications. Top of production inspections (TOP) In-process quality checks (DUPRO) Final random inspections (FRI) Loading inspections Production monitoring

Manufacturing Audits
A recognised leader in the eld, UL Registrars globally accepted and accredited management system registration services help clients improve customer satisfaction, enhance their competitive advantage, lower trade barriers, improve product consistency and quality, and increase overall supply chain performance and protability. UL Registrar provides audits, registration and certication services to the consumer products industry, including: Retailer laboratory accreditation schemes cGMP audits Supplier qualication audits.

Responsible Sourcing
A pioneer in the social compliance eld, UL Responsible Sourcing is an accredited monitor for numerous social certication programmes helping clients develop and implement fair labour and sustainable environmental practices throughout their supply chain. UL Responsible Sourcing services include: Social compliance audits C-TPAT certication and supply chain security services Raw materials traceability Code-Of-Conduct development Supply chain risk assessments Training and CSR advisory services Proprietary CSR and labour law analytical tools.

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Worldwide Locations
UL VS United Kingdom Ltd.
Reading 10 Portman Road Reading, RG30 1EA Tel: +44 (118) 939 8700 Fax: +44 (118) 939 8701 E-mail: qaenquiries@ul.com Nottingham Unit 3, Core 27, Little Oak Drive, Sherwood Park Nottingham NG15 0EB Tel: +44 (0)1623 688 733 Fax: +44 (0)1623 754 688 E-mail: qaenquiries@ul.com

UL VS Hong Kong Ltd.


16-17/F Tower B, Regent Centre 63 Wo Yi Hop Road, Kwai Chung, N.T. Hong Kong Tel: +(852) 2423 3092 Fax: +(852) 2480 5436 E-mail: UL.VS.AsiaSalesEnquiry@ul.com

UL Quality Assurance LLC.


1559 King Street Eneld, CT 06082 United States Tel: +1 (860) 749 8371 Fax: +1 (860) 749 8234 E-mail: QAinfo@ul.com

UL VS Shanghai Ltd.
4/F Annex, Dragon Pearl Plaza 2123 Pudong Avenue Shanghai 200135 P. R. China Tel: +86 (21) 6855 6806 Fax: +86 (21) 6855 6812 E-mail: UL.VS.AsiaSalesEnquiry@ul.com

UL Quality Assurance Pvt. Ltd.


108, Sector 6, IMT Manesar, Gurgaon, Haryana -122 050, India Telephone : +91.124.469.8100 Fax : +91.124.469.8110 E-mail: GUR.Enquiries@ul.com

UL VS Switzerland AG
Amperestrasse 5 CH-9323 Steinach, Switzerland Tel: +41 (71) 447 8585 Fax: +41 (71) 447 8586 E-mail: ofce@strtest.ch

UL VS Shanghai Ltd. Shenzhen Branch


Shenzhen Laboratory 3-4/F Qingyi Supermask Photoelectricity Building No.8 Langshan 2nd Road North High-Tech Industrial Park, Nanshan District Shenzhen 518057, P.R. China Tel: +86 (755) 2601 8600 Fax: +86 (755) 2601 8626 E-mail: UL.VS.AsiaSalesEnquiry@ul.com

Magnus Textile Services Ltd. (UL VS Bangladesh Ltd.)


Natore Tower, Plot 32D & 32E, Road 2, Sector 3 Uttara, Dhaka 1230 Bangladesh Tel: +880-2-8963886, 8963817 Hotline:+8801730087201 E-mail: customerservice@magnusts.com www.ul.com www.magnusts.com

UL VS Laboratuar Hizmetleri A.S.


Gursel Mah. Yesiltepe Sok. No. 34 ERG Is Merkezi Kat 6 34400 Kagithane, Istanbul, Turkey Tel: +90 (212) 321 1960 Fax: +90 (212) 321 1973 E-mail: enquiries@str-turkiye.com

ICQ MED
Immeuble Marbrerie Les Berges Du Lac Zone dActivities Les Berges Du Lac CP 1053, Tunis Tunisia Tel: +216 71182094 Fax: +216 71182124 E-mail: info@icqglobal-med.com www.icqglobal-med.com

ICQ (HK) Ltd. ITALY ICQ IISG


Via Europa, 28 22060 Cabiate (CO) Italia Tel: +39 031 76927 Fax: +39 031 756106 E-mail: info@icqglobal.com E-mail: info@giocattolisicuri.it www.icqglobal.com www.giocattolisicuri.com Units 1115-1117, 11/F Trans Asia Centre No. 18 Kin Hong Street, Kwai Chung New Territories Hong Kong Tel: +852 2424 8418 Fax: +852 2424 4748 E-mail: info@icqglobal-hk.com www.icqglobal.com www.safetoys.net

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UL Seminar Programme UK Schedule 2013


Course/Seminar Title
An Introduction to Colour Management, Colour Appearance & Assessment

Dates
Wednesday 17th April Tuesday 17th September

Course Length
Half day

Course/Seminar Leader
Barbara Langston

Introduction to Dyeing & Finishing

Wednesday 24th April Thursday 17th October

Full day

Ian Smith

Introduction To Fabric & Garment Testing

Wednesday 22nd May Friday 22nd November

Full day

Jo Brown

Toy Safety The New EU Directive & the Implications Ahead

Thursday 25th April Wednesday 13th November

Half day

Keith Richards

Product Safety Risk Assessment - How to Conduct Risk Assessments

Wednesday 5th June

Half day

Keith Richards

REACH & Chemical Compliance for the EU

Monday 17th June (tbc)

Half day

Dr. Anne Bonhoff

China GB 18401 Selling in China?

Tuesday 18th June (tbc)

Half day

Dr. Anne Bonhoff

UL VS United Kingdom Ltd Reading 10 Portman Road, Reading, RG30 1EA Tel: +44 (0) 118 9398700 Fax: +44 (0) 118 9398701 Email: QAenquiries@ul.com

UL VS United Kingdom Ltd Nottingham Unit 3, Core 27, Little Oak Drive, Sherwood Park, Nottingham NG15 0EB Tel: +44 (0)1623 688 733 Fax: +44 (0)1623 754 688 Web:ul.com/consumer-products

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UL VS United Kingdom Ltd Reading 10 Portman Road, Reading, RG30 1EA Tel: +44 (0) 118 9398700 Fax: +44 (0) 118 9398701 Email: QAenquiries@ul.com

UL VS United Kingdom Ltd Nottingham Unit 3, Core 27, Little Oak Drive, Sherwood Park, Nottingham NG15 0EB Tel: +44 (0)1623 688 733 Fax: +44 (0)1623 754 688 Web:www.ul.com/consumer-products