- SIR, safety organization in the Netherlands and Belgium, joins the European Water Jetting Institute (EWJI) as a new member.
The Stichting Industriële Reiniging (Industrial Cleaning Foundation – SIR) aims to promote and regulate safe working in industrial cleaning situations. It combines and protects that interest in the Netherlands and, since 2003, in Belgium as well.
In order to achieve the goal of working as safely as possible in industrial cleaning situations, the SIR is active in a number of areas. The most important task is to lay down guidelines in cooperation with all the parties in the sector.
The SIR sphere of activity covers high-pressure cleaning, pressure-vacuum cleaning, industrial chemical cleaning and respiratory protection – life support units.
The organization also plays a role in encouraging the development of safe equipment and is involved in the development of safe working methods. The SIR regularly adapts its guidelines to the latest developments in the trade. The network of committees and working groups, in which representatives from all the sectors in the trade participate, ensure that developments in the fields of activity are incorporated into regulations, training courses and examinations.