The SUCaM-Principle (prCEN/TR 15321)
From selection to maintenance
There are some important points to consider when making the right choice of protective clothing. In addition to the correct selection of PPE, this also applies not least to the care and maintenance of protective clothing. This also includes, for example, the question of domestic or industrial laundering.
The SUCaM principle (prCEN/TR 15321) (Selcet, Care, Use and Maintenance) provides good guidance for all those responsible for the selection of PPE and the safety of employees and colleagues.
Correct selection of PPE (risk assessment, wearer test
Determining when PPE must be worn, manufacturer information, instruction, documentation
Proper care according to instructions, no premature aging, storage
Regular inspection, plan / documentation.
Appropriate care of PPE includes an appropriate and validated reprocessing and maintenance process:
- Inspection of clothing
- Washing and drying
- After-treatment, if necessary
- Repair, if necessary
- Documentation of the measures.