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New training and workshop dates published by Zedler‐Institut

Even though the Product Safety Act has been in force throughout Europe for more than 25 years, many manufacturers and importers of bicycles and e-bikes are still not familiar. This is where Zedler-Institut comes into play: after many successful training courses of manufacturers in the past about ten years the Ludwigsburg experts have widened and adapted their workshop offer. In addition, the new dates also include training courses held in English, for individual persons as well.

Prepared to hold several training courses and workshops in their fancy green headquarters in Ludwigsburg in autumn 2023

From autumn 2023 on, the experts in conformity, technical documentation and testing will address specifically decision makers and key staff of the companies with their widened offer.

The fact is that anyone who imports e-bikes into or manufactures them in the EU cannot avoid dealing for example with the CE marking. With the CE marking missing these bicycles with electric assistance must not be sold.

If they are placed on the market nevertheless and cause damage in use, manufacturers or importers must be prepared to face legal action and high compensation for damages.

But even without a claim, a market surveillance authority can stop the sales of e-bikes, e-MTBs and e-transportation bikes if they identify deficiencies in the comprehensive chain of the conformity procedure, as has already happened this year, according to Zedler-Institut, in Italy, Switzerland and Germany with several manufacturers and importers.

Zedler-Institut founder and managing director Dirk Zedler is happy about the widened training programme: “We have already accompanied many market surveillance procedures of our customers in some European countries and have jointly developed missing documentation or provided test results including protocols in a ‘rush’ procedure, for example. It is our goal to prevent market surveillance authorities from threatening sales bans in the first place. We have gathered the deficiencies we have identified in the companies and let the manufacturers share our wealth of experience.”

A completely new thing in the workshop offer is for example the topic fully-assembled bike test which is exclusively tailored to each company and mainly addresses technicians and persons in charge of conformity.

Click this Zedler link to find more information and the dates. All training courses and the workshops can also be booked directly via the Zedler-Institut’s webshop.

Author: Jo Beckendorff/Zedler‐Institut
Photo: Zedler-Institut

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