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Delegates to a special seminar programme received vauable information on a range of important industry issues.

SATRA’s latest technical seminar programme held in China covered a range of issues and once again proved to be a great success. SATRA experts Mike George, John Hubbard and Steve Rose travelled to China to host the event with the Dongguan team. Presentations on seven different subjects were given over a period of four days, with between 30 and 75 visitors in attendance for each session. The first day was devoted to the subject of soling – the morning covered the testing of soling and the afternoon was devoted to soling for safety footwear.

As expected, the most popular seminar was on the European REACH legislation, which was given on the morning of the second day. This covered general information relating to REACH, and updated delegates on the latest additions to the Restricted Chemicals List. SATRA’s China-based general manager Liam Donnelly then joined Steve Rose to make a well-attended presentation on production efficiency systems. With the increase of labour rates in China, SATRA’s expertise in production efficiency is attracting a considerable amount of interest.

On day three, the SATRA team from the UK joined forces to provide information on sole bonding, in addition to health and safety in the factory. Steve Rose’s extensive knowledge of testing, combined with Mike George’s expertise in all soling-related matters and John Hubbard’s experience with chemicals provided delegates with an impressive level of knowledge.

The programme concluded on Friday morning with a seminar on the testing of safety footwear, presented by Liam Donnelly and Steve Rose. This session also covered the CE mark certification process for Europe, for which SATRA is a Notified Body able to issue CE certificates.

The sessions were well attended

All parts of the programme were presented in English with Chinese translation by personnel from the Dongguan office. Delegate feedback was very positive, and SATRA is planning another programme to be held in China during November of this year.

Photograph above shows SATRA experts Mike George, John Hubbard and Steve Rose, who all spoke at the seminar.

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Please visit for details of forthcoming technical events and courses. SATRA can also provide technical seminars and training for individual members tailored to specific company needs – email for more information.

Publishing Data

This article was originally published on page 52 of the September 2014 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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