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RoHS training for Australian and New Zealand companies

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THE RoHS and WEEE directives will soon be enforced. Is your company compliant with RoHS and WEEE? At this late date, can you even be compliant?

RoHS and WEEE Specialists (International) Ltd always asks companies if they have taken reasonable steps to mitigate risks if they are not RoHS and WEEE compliant.

In July 2006 RoHS and WEEE Specialists will undertake RoHS training for Australian manufacturers in Melbourne, Sydney and New Zealand.

This training is an advanced course aimed at companies that have already implemented or started to implement a RoHS infrastructure.

The RoHS training is suitable for OEMs and suppliers. Attendees will learn about what companies are doing in regard to RoHS project planning, due diligence, material declaration strategies, materials testing options, exemptions and substitutes for restricted chemicals as well the pitfalls that many companies are experiencing.

One or more staff from engineering, quality, manufacturing, marketing, IT and other functions should attend says RoHS and WEEE Specialists.

RoHS training will be held in Christchurch on Monday June 26, Sydney on Monday July 3, and in Melbourne on Friday July 7.

Discounts are available for Electronics South, AEEMA, EIA and SMCBA members.

RoHS and WEEE Specialists’ training material is based upon their three years full time experience with RoHS both in actual project management implementation and advice to companies around the world including big name companies such as Cray Supercomputers and NEC.

They have trained people from multiple functions - this leverages the value of the training course and accelerates the implementation of learning outcomes.

These training sessions follows RoHS training conducted in 2005 that was extremely well-received says RoHS and WEEE Specialists.

As an example the company says that virtually all attendees indicated the need to modify their compliance plans based on what they learned.

Graeme Dodd, Technical Manager, NEC Australia Pty Ltd said: "I have attended several seminars in the past two years, both overseas and local, and believed that I was reasonably knowledgeable on RoHS and WEEE issues. I was surprised and pleased at how much new and practical information was presented [at the RoHS training course]. I highly recommend this training course to any other company needing to comply."

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