First IECEE—AFSEC seminar on electrical safety and Conformity Assessment
IECEE and AFSEC (African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission) are planning an international seminar that will take place in Nairobi, Kenya 26-27 August 2013.
The two day event will include a general presentation of conformity assessment at the IEC, as well as three specific sessions on electrical safety for refrigerators, luminaires as well as audio and video electronic equipment.
International experts will help African delegates understand the mechanisms to check the conformity of specific products against IEC International Standards and how to access online certificates.
The event is organized in collaboration with several African organizations: AU (African Union), AFREC (African Energy Commission of the African Union), and KEBS (Kenya Bureau of Standards) in partnership with two Kenyan laboratories.
Who should attend?
The event is for experts, senior staff and professionals from the standardization and regulation sectors, retailers, buyers, vendors, as well as from laboratories and utilities in African countries that are involved in AFSEC and/or the IEC Family.
A practical approach
The seminar agenda focuses on capacity building for African experts and will include technical presentations and practical exercises.
Participants will learn to apply three IEC International Standards (see list below) that relate to the electrical safety of refrigerators and luminaires as well as electronic equipment. The technical presentations will also address local problems faced by participants.
IEC 60065 on the safety of audio, video and similar electronic apparatus
About the speakers
The seminar will be conducted by three experts, Pierre de Ruvo, Fabio Gargantini, Jean Lanzo and Ling Vicky Zhang who will share their experience and knowledge, answer questions and provide advice, information and background material.
Pierre de Ruvo - Executive Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of IECEE
In 1998, Pierre de Ruvo became Executive Secretary of the IECEE. He has since been re-elected twice as IECEE Executive Secretary, with the current mandate ending in 2014. De Ruvo was appointed Chairman of the ILAC-IAF-IEC Steering Committee in 2009. Today, after more than 30 years of experience in Conformity Assessment, while managing the IECEE System, among other duties, he provides lectures all over the world to promote the IECEE and its schemes. The System facilitates trade of electrical and electronic products in the global market.
Fabio Gargantini has been active for more than 30 years in product testing and certification, with a specialization in domestic equipment, at the national and international levels. He is an IECEE Lead and Technical Assessor for ISO/IEC 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, and ISO/IEC 17065, Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services (formerly ISO/IEC Guide 65), as well as several IEC product standards. Since 2004, working for Electrosuisse, an IECEE CB (Certification Body), he has set up laboratories, conducted company evaluations based on internationally recognized standards and assessed worldwide laboratories operating in the IECEE CB Scheme.
Jean Lanzo is an electronic product designer of test platforms. He has been working in standardization for over 15 years. He is an IECEE Lead Assessor and Technical Assessor. At LCIE, he is an Expert in the Technical Division as well as a Certification Officer. He gives training in electrical safety, LVD, MD, LAN communication protocols, and functional safety.
Ling Vicky Zhang
Ling Vicky Zhang is a Certification Manager with DEKRA Testing and Certification. She has 10 years of experience in international standardization of luminaires, LED products and related matters, including experience as an IECEE technical assessor. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering & Automation.
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