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The main objective of this steering group is to ensure expert representation on standards committees to protect and promote the industry’s interests.

  • Global standard for design and operations
  • European standard for measuring operating capacity and energy performance
  • Products; PPE, Linen, Terry Towels, Cabinet Towels, Dustmats, Healthcare, Food, Pharma
  • Processing; Hygiene, Care Labelling, Quality Control,
  • Regulatory Issues and Legislation; Safety, Environmental, Energy, Quality Assurance, COSHH, CHIP, etc

BSI Committees

  • TCI/100: Textiles policy committee
  •  TCI/66:  Interior textiles, including towelling, bedding products and flammability (+ healthcare textiles)
  •  PH/3/3:     Protection; chemicals etc.
  • PH/3/2:     Protection; heat etc. Protective clothing, PPE (heat, flame, weather, biohazard, chemical protection etc.), smart textiles
  • TCI/82:  Care labelling, retail cleaning and domestic laundering 
  • TCI/82/1:   Industrial Laundering
  • TCI/33: Laundry Machinery
  • CH/205: Medical Textiles

CEN/ISO Committees

  • CEN TC248 WG17 – RABC
  • ISO TC38/SC2: Textiles – cleaning etc.
  • WG 9 Industrial Laundering
  • ISO/TC38/SC2 WG1: retail cleaning WG12: Care labelling

  • CEN/TC248/WG16
  • CEN/TC205/WG14: Surgical textiles – UKPE
  • ISO/TC94/SC13/WG6 PPE for biohazards 
  • ISO//TC38/SC2/WG4 – monitored viaTCI/24
  • CEN/TC248/WG17 
  • CEN/TC216 /WG3/TG5
  • CEN/TC216 /WG3/TG5  
  • CEN/TC248/WG34
  • ISO/TC38 – Textiles
  • CEN/TC 205/WG14
  • ISO/TC38/SC2/ WG9: industrial laundry
  1. In order to participate in BSI committees, an expert is required to represent an eligible body (e.g. Trade or Research Association) which is a member of BSI.
  2. In order to represent BSI (UK) on CEN and ISO committees the expert needs to be nominated by the BSI committee.
  3. Experts receive email notifications of documents relevant to their committees from BSI and CEN/ISO committees on which they serve.
  4. It is the expert’s responsibility to review, download, file and action documents as required, and attend any meetings which are called.
  5. Not all documents from a committee are directly relevant to our Industry, but it is wise to keep abreast of all a committee’s activities in order to remain proactive and engender cooperation within the committee.
  6. It is the duty of experts to liaise with other BSI/CEN/ISO committees where there is a shared interest and to assist with explanations/interpretation of standards to other experts, organizations and members of the public.
  7. Via ETSA, there is a network of experts which cooperates on developing policy and strategies for our Industry, especially on topics in which competitors to reusable textiles also operate (healthcare, PPE).
  8. CEN”projex-online” platform now available to CEN experts to investigate work programme and standards activity.

Access to these standards is equally important to developing them. This will ensure that everyone understands what needs to be in place to claim compliance. The TSA have partnered with British Standards Institute (BSI) to ensure that our members get on-demand access to most relevant British, European and International standards. TSA will administer the access to British Standards Online (BSOL). Get in tuch with us to find out more.