As part of the efforts of EWJI to promote the water jetting industry and its applications in Europe, the association has become a member of the Global Industrial Cleaning Coalition (GICC), in order to contribute to the creation and adoption of basic industrial cleaning principles around the world.
GICC is a group of industrial cleaning safety associations, asset owners, contractors, and equipment manufacturers voluntarily whose mission is to help national safety associations to adopt basic principles in high pressure water jetting, municipal/vacuum truck cleaning, chemical cleaning, and respiratory protection that are easy to implement country by country.
The purpose of the GICC is to help save lives and reduce injuries in the industrial cleaning industry through the collaborative development and promotion of basic industrial cleaning principles.
From EWJI, we have been working on the spreading of the goals of GICC. Recently, at the EWJI Annual Convention 2020, a conference entitled “Update From the Global Industrial Cleaning Coalition (GICC)” was held by Stuart Harwood, S3C.
Furthermore, EWJI included a special conference in the last EWJI Forum’s program about the Waterjetting Global Standards to sum up and explain the basic global safety standards in water blasting activities that were discussed at several meetings, like the one held in Munich (IFAT 2018) and New Orleans (WJTA-IMCA Conference & Expo).