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1 Standardization activities and mandates with an impact in SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) Technical guidance for the application of special needs in different areas of interest George Githonas Mech.Engineer MSc

2 BTS’s in Building and Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering Healthcare Health and Safety at the Work Place In the early 1990’s was an explosion of development in the various fields of standardization.

3 In the lates 1992 there was a strong will from companies to be “certified” (Market needs). Let’s see the series of EN ISO It’s well known to standardization people the bureaucracy system at that time.

4 (Private sectors and individuals involved in the system, only for preparation reason). Extra cost for the company Spent precious time Many people involved (specially from the company) European Directives and immediately after New Approach Directives have been implemented into National Legislation. There is a strong connection between Standardization and Market activities. Plenty of Standards Overlapping Standards Different TC’s involved in the same field.

5 In Southern Europe, small or bigger in population countries face the same problem. SURVIVAL Let’s take “a lift”. Standardization on “Lifts” is under the Technical Committee CEN/TC 10. Under the programme of CEN/TC 10 we find out the series Standards EN 81.1, 81.2 … Example:

6 The lift process is an integrated system, which is constituted from many different parts. So: 3.Most of the time people get confused about “a recent published standard” of those standards which have been withdrawn. 1.Under a specific field of application, list all the Directives. 2.List all the standards, under each Directive, giving priority to the mandated standards.

7 NATIONAL LEGISLATION On Line System Valid Stands Withdrawn Stands DIRECTIVE STANDARDS

8 Individual (no employees) Students Small Company (with employees) Different background i.e. ELOT EN 1968 ELOT EN i.e. colouring Site: EUROPA 97/23/EC

9 Cylinder 0 2 (Seamless Steel Cylinder) Periodic Inspection What’s the standard (specification) If: ELOT EN 1968:2002 ANY CHANGES? ANY AMENDMENTS? How the “Civilian” gets the information?


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