Industry Forum

VDA Product Safety and Conformity Representative (PSCR) (ID 503)

Please note: This courses supersedes the "VDA Product Safety Representative (PSB) (ID 503)" course which has now been withdrawn.

Course overview:  

Every organisation within the automotive supply chain is obligated to ensure the safety and conformity of its products. Across the world current legal local and international statutes on product integrity must be observed, and over and above this the justifiable safety expectations of the general public must be met. With products clearly “unsafe” in the market, or whose conformity to legal requirements is questionable, those responsible are obliged to initiate the necessary actions.

In order to be aware of and to understand the many demands of the role of product safety representative, comprehensive information and qualification is necessary. This is the aim of this two-day qualification: it is specifically geared to the requirements in the participants’ daily practice. In five modules the central topics of product integrity are explored, and competence as product safety representative is developed.

Who should attend:  

Automotive executives and personnel who are to be deployed as or already are product safety representatives. 


In order to attend this training, technical and / or business experience is necessary as well as experience in automotive quality management, typically in complaints and recourse management. Furthermore, the participants should be qualified and experienced in the evaluation of technical product and process risks (e. g., FMEA facilitator, VDA 6.3 process auditor, designer / developer) and be knowledgeable about the use of the organisation’s products, the state of the art as well as the requirements from relevant laws and customer requirements.


After passing the exam at the end of this course, the participants will receive a qualification certificate.

Benefits and Learning Objectives: 

The focus of this course is on the communication of expert knowledge that enables the participants to handle their everyday work more professionally and in a more targeted fashion as prospective or existing product safety representatives. The responsibilities in the whole supply chain, from development through manufacture and use up to the end of intended use are dealt with on this course.

After an introduction to the topic of the organisation of product integrity, product integrity in the product life cycle, guidance for product non-conformities and examples for tools and methods are discussed.


During this training, technical lectures and exercises alternate in order to support the transfer of the topics into the participants‘ own work practice with a particular focus on exchanging experiences between participants and the instructor. 

Introduction to IF

We have been delivering significant and measurable performance improvements for leading global manufacturers for more than 25 years and believe there is no one size fits all approach to driving competitiveness across the industry. Toyota, Rolls Royce and Electrolux are among the brands who have tapped into our expertise to ensure they remain on top in their own fiercely competitive markets.

Why choose SMMT QMD:

In order to strengthen the services we provide to the UK's automotive quality management specialists and further underpin the competitiveness of UK manufacturers, SMMT Industry Forum has created SMMT QMD, its new Quality Management Division.

SMMT QMD was launched at the inaugural Automotive Quality Management Systems Conference in Birmingham in November 2018 and aims to ensure that the UK automotive industry plays an active role in the development and governance of national and international automotive standards.

SMMT QMD will provide a community of practice to directly support UK quality professionals, ensuring standards are effectively implemented and improving competitive performance. As such, SMMT QMD will now provide the following services:

  • An industry association for quality managers
  • Training, professional development and resources
  • Publications
  • Practical help and support
  • Course booking details: 

    We limit the number of delegates on our virtually delivered, instructor led courses to ensure the same level of learning and contact with the expert trainer that you expect from our face to face courses.

Leading Expertise
We don’t employ “trainers”, rather a team of experienced industry experts who are able to apply their knowledge to your business

Proven Capability
We have been helping organisations like yours for over 25 years to deliver and maintain sustainable improvement

Attainable Results
We know what’s possible and how to help you achieve it by utilising our tried and tested techniques for long term success

Robust Execution
We believe that training should be through a ‘learn by doing’ approach with coaching and mentoring wherever possible

Date & Time Venue Cost Availability Take Action
31 Aug 2022 - 01 Sep 2022
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
SMMT Industry Forum £899 Yes Book
05 Oct 2022 - 06 Oct 2022
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
SMMT Industry Forum £899 Yes Book
09 Nov 2022 - 10 Nov 2022
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Virtual (UK time) £899 Yes Book
14 Dec 2022 - 15 Dec 2022
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Virtual (UK time) £899 Yes Book
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