The programming mandate M/509 was adressed by the European Commission to CEN, CENELEC and ETSI on the 18th of September 2012. CEN/CENELEC accepted the mandate on the 8th of November 2012.
CEN and CENELEC created the Working Group "CEN/CLC BT WG 8 "Protective textiles and personal protective clothing and equipment" with the objective to develop a work programme in response to the mandate. Mr. Henk Vanhoutte (ESF), rapporteur for the PPE sector, was appointed as convenor for this BT WG.
On the 17th of January 2013 a kick off meeting of BT WG 8 was organised at CEN/CENELEC meeting centre in Brussels. Four Tasks Groups were created. The descriptions of the assigned tasks to the different groups are:
Task Group 1: Compatibility of different elements - Technology
Task Group 2: Compatibility of different elements - Integration of the complete system
Task Group 3: Comfort and ergonomics
- Explore existing standards in the field of ergonomics and comfort in order to identify whether recent technology developments and smart integrated protection systems would require further standarisation in this field
Task Group 4: Environmental sustainability and total cost of ownership
On behalf of FEES Mr. R. Hoftijzer participated at the meetings and was secretary of Task Group 3.
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