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SAFT USA Module 5 Risk assessment and quality assurance

Thursday 12th October 2017 to Friday 13th October 2017


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This event is available to SATRA members only

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This module reviews risk assessment associated with product liability when the footwear fails or causes injury (or damage to property) in wear. The importance of risk management is discussed, including the impact of consumer legislation and product liability issues on the supply of consumer goods. The customer’s expectations and marketing claims are also considered.

Risk identification and risk analysis are highlighted in this module, which also features practical exercises in assessing the risks of specific footwear items. The session also looks at some of the most important performance-related issues associated with product liability, including slip resistance, heel attachment, sole bonds, and issues affecting foot injuries, such as allergies and fit.
The second part will provide participants with an understanding of the purpose, organization and content of a quality management system, and an appreciation of how to apply this to their own company needs.
It will also give an understanding of the factors affecting the choice of a supplier, the implications for the resourcing company and assessment of a supplier’s manufacturing plant. It covers the requirements of ISO 9001 and basic auditing against this particular standard.

Depending upon the location of the course, a practical audit may be undertaken.

SAFT course costs (quoted in British pounds)

There is a variable cost per module, depending on how many modules the delegate attends. If someone attends just one module, the cost will be GBP 1125 (1 x GBP 1125). If a delegate attends all 6 modules, the cost will be GBP 5,250 (6 x GBP 875).

1 or 2 modules: GBP 1125 per module
3 modules: GBP 1000 per module
4 modules: GBP 945 per module
5 or 6 modules: GBP 875 per module

However, modules 2 and 4 consist of two separate parts and so a delegate may attend only one of the days. Therefore, the cost would be as the example below:

Example 1 – A delegate takes 2 half modules – that would count as one module and be GBP 1125.

Example 2 – A delegate attends 3 ½ modules, this would count as 4 modules and the cost would be (3 x GBP 945 + a ½ module at GBP 482.50) = GBP 3,307.50.

SAFT examinations

After completing the modules, the delegate may take the examinations to gain SAFT accreditation.

Examinations are held twice a year (normally in February and August), and can be at either SATRA UK or at mutually agreed locations around the world.

To gain the accreditation, the delegate must take examinations in five out of the six modules (including the core modules) at a cost of 95 GBP per module.