London, UK – May 29, 2018 – Element hosted its annual testing and compliance seminar “Regulatory Compliance 2018: putting your product onto the market” on 23 May 2018, at the Williams F1 Conference Centre, in Oxfordshire, UK. 150 delegates from leading global OEMs and supply chain partners attended the event which addressed the latest compliance updates and shared industry expertise on how to successfully compete in global markets.

Chaired by engaged expert Simon Barrowcliff (Chair of UK IEC Conformity Assessment Board and UK IECEE mirror committees and Chair of the UK ATEX Notified Body Group), the seminar kicked off with presentations by leading industry experts Steve Hayes (former Chair of the European Union Association of Notified Bodies)  and Dr. Simon Hindle, Business Development Manager, who addressed topical issues such as CE marking in the context of Brexit and the latest updates on the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) compliance requirements.

The presentations were followed by an opportunity for delegates to attend industry-specific breakout training sessions that covered a wide variety of topics including advice on how to integrate a radio device into a product; updates on ATEX/IECEx explosive atmosphere regulations; guidance on zigbee certification; and an update on medical device regulations as they relate to electronic medical technology products.

The afternoon session included a presentation from engaged expert Richard White, who spoke to the audience about the global product approval process and what companies need to do to access international markets. It was followed by a keynote speech from Ofcom’s Market Surveillance and Enforcement Officer, Amy Hemmings, who addressed the regulator’s role as an enforcing authority for radio products available on the UK market. The seminar closed with a round table discussion, chaired by expert Jonathan Harros, where delegates had the opportunity to ask the experts questions on compliance related issues.

Rick Sluiters, EVP Aerospace, commented: ‘’This event is a unique opportunity for industry experts to debate current issues around compliance and is particularly topical as the UK market deals with the ramifications of Brexit and the latest developments with the RED.

Our engaged experts are thought leaders in the fields of EMC testing, radio testing, product safety testing, product certifications and global approval services, and this seminar is a fantastic platform for them to share knowledge and guidance with our customers and help them minimize risk, whilst saving them time and money.’’

Element is a global leader in the provision of product testing and certification services, providing critical compliance, reliability and qualification testing to clients in a variety of sectors including, aerospace, defence, medical, radio, transportation and telecommunications. Services include: early stage qualification (ESQ); electromagnetic compatibility (EMC); environmental testing; explosive atmosphere testing (ATEX) and certification; product certification and compliance services; product safety testing; wireless radio; and zigbee certification services.

About Element 

In June 2017, Element Materials Technology acquired Exova Group Limited to create one, world-class global testing services partner. Element specializes in providing a comprehensive range of materials and product qualification testing, consulting, certification and calibration services to the global Aerospace; Fire & Building Products; Infrastructure; Oil & Gas; and Transportation & Industrials sectors.

Element’s expanded network of 6,200 Engaged Experts operate out of nearly 200 laboratories in more than 30 countries and are trusted by organizations to test and advise on the safety, quality, performance and compliance of their products, systems and operations.

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“Our engaged experts are thought leaders in the fields of EMC testing, radio testing, product safety testing, product certifications and global approval services, and this seminar is a fantastic platform for them to share knowledge and guidance with our customers and help them minimize risk, whilst saving them time and money.”

Rick Sluiters

EVP, ASEROSPACE