2022-04-07 10:47SEK Notiser

Smart PPE – standardization for design and use

An online workshop of the CEN-CENELEC Sector Forum PPE on Smart PPE – standardization for design and use taking place on 2022-06-02.

In our daily life, we see more and more 'smart' products appearing, also in garments and other (protective) equipment. Standardization of this type of products 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 that have to be solved for all sectors together. This includes to prove 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 from 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 possibility to showcase in a couple of minutes (max 5 minutes) the newest developments and share their experiences and concerns with standards and conformity assessment.

Target audience are representatives of:

  • Manufacturers and designers of smart (protective) garments and equipment
  • Manufacturers and designers of electronics (sensors, communication, …) and wearables that can be applied in smart protective equipment
  • Researchers in this domain or related topics
  • Test laboratories and authorities
  • Societal stakeholders
  • Other interested parties

The draft agenda is available online: https://www.cencenelec.eu/news-and-events/events/2022/2022-06-02-sector-forum-ppe/

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

Language of the workshop: English

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

Should you have further questions in relation to this or other webinars, please don’t hesitate to contact me via trainings@cencenelec.eu

Om SEK Svensk Elstandard

SEK Svensk Elstandard är en ideell organisation som drivs utan vinstintresse och som är utsedd av regeringen att ansvara för all standardisering inom det elektrotekniska området i Sverige. Alla svenska företag, myndigheter, organisationer, högskolor och universitet kan delta i standardiseringsarbetet som till största del bedrivs genom internationella och europeiska samarbeten. SEK är svensk nationalkommitté i IEC, International Electrotechnical Commission. IEC och det internationella standardiseringsarbetet är stommen i SEKs verksamhet och standarder från IEC ligger till grund för de flesta europeiska och svenska standarder inom det elektrotekniska området.


Joakim Grafström
Teknisk expert – Elinstallationer och skydd mot elchock
Joakim Grafström
SEK Svensk Elstandard