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The Product Safety & Conformity Representative

In the meantime, PSCR plays a recognized role not only in the automotive industry. Both vehicle manufacturers and the supply chain must ensure product identity and conformity. Not only are there strict legal requirements for this, the PSCR is a clear demand from vehicle manufacturers to the supply industry, through all levels, from Tier I to Tier n.

With 20 years of experience from various positions and 3 years of experience as a contract PSCR training instructor, it was now time to develop a training course that more accurately and practically communicates the PSCR requirements.

A clear structuring of the content over 4 modules ensures that participants can meet the requirements of their role as PSCR in the company.

Module 1 – Product Integrity Basics

Module 1 forms the introduction and creates the basic knowledge of product integrity. Here, it is systematically shown how the requirements on the part of customers (end customer, tier n+1, OEM) and the legal requirements can be ensured – over the entire product life cycle (from conception to disposal), over the entire supply chain and within the company. Module 1 thus provides the basis for modules 2 and 3. In Module 1, the participant also learns why there is a demand for a PSCR on the part of the OEM, when (apparently) the legislator has clearly formulated all the corresponding requirements.

Module 2 – Product safety and product liability

Module 2 provides participants with the necessary knowledge on product safety and product liability.

What actually is product safety and how does it relate to product liability?
Where are the relevant regulations to be found and how are they to be understood in relation to PSCR?
Module 2 provides the basic knowledge without getting too legalistic.
The goal is not that the participants read and understand the legal texts, but that you know what the PSCR has to consider in practice.

Module 3 – Product conformity

Module 3 focuses on product conformity and provides participants with the knowledge of CoP (Conformity of Production).

As with product safety and product liability, there are also clear legal requirements that must be met in this area.
The legislator knows this as “conformity of production procedures” (EU 2018/858) or “CoP” for short, whereby a further distinction is made here between CoP-Q and CoP-P.
Again, the participants will not receive legal training, but will gain the knowledge that the PSCR needs in practice.

Module 4 – Deviations and measures

Module 4 brings together the knowledge from the previous modules and discusses how to deal with deviations on the products. Participants will learn about the RAPEX portal and how to perform a risk assessment according to RAPEX. Furthermore, the participant learns how to deal with deviations and whether and how a recall of affected products might be necessary.

The 2-day training offers simple practical exercises that help to consolidate the knowledge. For extensive hands-on training, we have a 2-day PSCR workshop in the program.

Dates for open trainings can be found in our event calendar.

For appointments at your company, please contact us directly.

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