Tuesday 29 August 2017

Session Times:
1.00pm - 3.30pm and 6.00pm - 8.30pm

The offices of AB Phillips Pty Ltd
445 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin VIC 3189

Who should attend?

Retail - small business owners, buyers, sales staff, compliance officers
Importers - managers, buyers, sales staff, compliance officers
Manufacturers - managers, sales staff, compliance officers

Why attend?
Momentum is building for furniture suppliers to play their part in helping prevent tip-over injuries. Government agencies are pressing for action; customers are demanding safer, compliant products; insurers are considering their options.

The National Retail Association has developed a best practice guide. All retailers, manufacturers and importers need to act NOW.

Don't get left behind. Anchor your place in the workshop now!

The two and a half hour workshop will cover:
- The rationale for developing best practice and the business case for adopting it
- What could happen to your business if you don't act now
- Details on the three elements in addressing tip-overs (design, anchoring and consumer action), and what retailers and suppliers need to do in practical terms
- Clear steps to implementing best practice, including discussion on any perceived roadblocks to implementation and how to address them

Objectives & Learning Outcomes

By attending the workshop, participants will be able to outline and explain:
- The rationale for tip-over prevention measures
- Ways to avoid tip-overs
- Principles of design and anchoring
- Any impediments to implementing best practice in their workplace
- Their personal implementation action plan

Specialist Presenter
Gail Greatorex runs her own consumer product safety and design advisory business in Melbourne. Gail has more than 25 years experience in the field, working with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission until 2012.

Gail's business, Product Safety Solutions, provides training, advice and advocacy for product suppliers and other organisations on product hazard assessment and safety compliance.

Gail chaired the National Retail Association's working group that developed the 'Furniture and TV Tip-over Prevention Best Practice Guide'.

To register for this event, please click here

We look forward to welcoming you to this event!

Kind regards,
Australian Furniture Association