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CEN/CENELEC is hosting a Sector Forum PPE Workshop titled "Smart PPE – standardization for design and use” at the beginning of June.

The half-day workshop takes place on June 2nd, 2022, and runs from 9:30-12:30.

We see more and more 'smart' products appearing in garments and other (protective) equipment in our daily lives. Standardization of this type of product was initialized in 2017. Following previous workshops, information exchange is essential for standardization activities but also legislative acts and recommendations for certification bodies. Horizontal issues have to be solved for all sectors together. This includes proving compliance with EU legal requirements, for instance on the protective functionalities.

This exciting and interactive half-day workshop offers an update on the development and standardization of smart garments, textiles, and equipment, with feedback on the needs and expectations of users and testing authorities. Apart from technical aspects, impacts from other legislative initiatives like data protection, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence will be discussed.

During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to showcase the newest developments in a couple of minutes (max 5 minutes) and share their experiences and concerns with standards and conformity assessment.

Registration is free of charge - but online registration is mandatory.

Register here

Language of the workshop: English

Contact:  Inga Troester, Secretary of CEN-CENELEC Sector Forum PPE