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1

To ensure safety of the product when it is used, the designer needs to check:

That the product is strong enough to support the loads involved.

2

What should a designer do if there is a risk that someone could be harmed while using the product?

If someone could be injured by using or disposing of the product, it should be redesigned.

3

All those involved in product manufacture have a responsibility to use safe working techniques in order to avoid harming:

All those involved in product manufacture have a responsibility to use safe working techniques in order to avoid harming themselves and others.

4

What is the purpose of a risk assessment?

A risk assessment outlines any hazards that might arise during the project.

5

What does being aware of consumer demand mean?

Being aware of consumer demand means finding out what people want, then designing products that will suit them.

6

What is market research?

Market research is asking people about what sort of products they want.

7

What is meant by a "moral issue"?

Moral issues are any adverse impact the product might have on other people.

8

When product ideas are produced in response to market forces, this is called...

Consumer pull

9

When products are re-designed because of changes in materials or manufacturing methods, this is called...

Technology push

10

What symbol shows the product has been made to British standards?

The BSI Kite Mark shows that a product has been made to British standards

11

What does biodegradable mean?

biodegradable: Material that can be broken down in the environment by microorganisms. and environmentally friendly.