Product safety is fundamental to maintaining the integrity of your brand. Our product safety assessment process involves the evaluation of products for suitability for use in a particular market against known regulatory or product standards. We assist suppliers to evaluate products for use by consumers and industry. We aim to assist suppliers to understand all the issues involving safety associated with their products by providing them comprehensive guidelines on ensuring the product is safe for market. These guidelines and product safety assessment include:
Testing requirements (including liaison with test authorities);
Gathering & synthesizing scientific data;
Assisting companies with identifying “reasonably foreseeable” product safety concerns;
Statutory limitations for supply;
Product Risk Assessments;
Developing Product Risk Management strategies;
Strategies for ensuring the on-going integrity of the product (particularly if the product is manufactured in an overseas market).
Inspecting & verifying supply lines and factories.
We are committed to assisting product suppliers to deliver better consumer solutions, ensuring that they go to market with products that can be manufactured and used safely. Our product safety assessment processes are tailor made to individual client requirements and focus on ensuring that the product can enter the market as quickly and as safely as possible.
Product Safety Case Studies
Safetysure assisted an American manufacturer of large industrial machinery to understand the applicable standards and regulations that may affect their product entering the Australian market. We completed a product safety assessment incorporating comprehensive research on the product and the Australian and International standards applying to the product. In co-operation with the product engineering team, we completed a gap analysis of non-compliance issues and potential safety implications for the product in the Australian market. The supplier successfully completed recommended variations to the product and have since sold several units to the Australian market.
An Australian importer of products had been subject to litigation by regulatory authorities and insurers for compliance issues associated with their product in the Australian market. Safetysure assisted the importer to identify product safety deficiencies, established a range of test methods, worked with testing centres on product certification and assisted legal counsel. Through a structured commitment to ongoing product safety systems, we also assisted the company mitigate the penalties involved. Following the litigation issue, we worked with the client to establish product safety procedures around the importing and pre-testing of goods entering the Australian market.
Personal Protective Equipment
Safetysure worked with a global supplier of personal protective equipment to identify applicable product safety compliance standards for supply to a range of south east Asian countries including Australia, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Pacific Islands and New Zealand. We recruited and managed a team of in-country based project product safety consultants to meet tight deadlines for the supplier to enter the respective markets. Additionally, we assisted the supplier’s legal team in drafting applicable disclosure requirements for the respective countries. The supplier now successfully imports product into all of these markets.
Industrial Product Importer
An Australian industrial product importer engaged Safetysure to complete a range of product safety risk assessments for supply of a product to the Australian and New Zealand market. Through the conduct of the process we identified potential quality and safety issues with the supplier in mainland China. Together with our China based agent we completed an assessment of production facilities and raw material supply chains to ensure the integrity of the product supplied to the Australian market.