On 30 November 2022, NO-FEAR will be hosting a standardisation workshop in Delft, Netherlands (hybrid event). The aim of the workshop is primarily to re/introduce some of the attendees to the world of standardisation and to the ongoing better practice movement. More importantly, it is focused and aimed at encouraging more frontline practitioners and emergency medical service operatives to get involved in standardisation and committees to help in the process of delivering effective standards that are needed by the community beyond the life of the NO-FEAR project.
In-person attendance is by invitation only, but everyone is invited to join online.
Register here to join or watch the workshop live on our YouTube channel.
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10:00 – 10:10
Event opening & welcome
Lennart de Waart – NEN
10:10 – 10:35
Session 1: Introduction to the standardisation arena
10:35 – 11:00
Session 2: European Standardisation landscape and developments PPE
Henk Vanhoutte – Secretary general – European Safety Federation
11:00 – 11:25
Session 3: Facial masks for COVID19: need, working principle, testing and certification
Marco Pisani – Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM)
11:25 – 11:40
11:40 – 12:05
Session 4: The Europol Lab – An Understanding
Isabelle Meslier Renaud – EUROPOL
12:05 – 12:30
Session 5: How to get involved in Standardisation – A CEN TC391 perspective
12:30 – 12:50
Session 6: Current challenges of medical device manufacturers with MDR transition across the European Union
Nicola Entwistle – Safe Guard Medical
12:50 – 13:00
Morning wrap-up and outline of the afternoon
13:00 – 14:15
14:15 – 14:20
14:20 – 14:45
Session 7: The Better Practice Guide Initiative
Tom Flynn – TFC Research and Innovation Limited
14:45 – 15:10
Session 8: PEERS project – What it means to the EMS community and how to get involved
Dr. William Hynes – KPMG-FA
15:10 – 15:25
15:25 – 16:50
Session 9: Round Table – ‘Standardisation – Tonic for Transition’
16:50 – 17:00
Event closing, Next Steps & Conclusions.
Okke-Jaap is a standardisation consultants at NEN, where he has been working since 2017. He is specialised in machinery and mobility, and especially the interrelation of standards with (EU) legislation. Okke-Jaap is actively participating in the development of multiple standards including hyperloop, machinery, event structures & healthcare.
Presenters: Lennart de Waart – NEN; Okke-Jaap Prent – NEN
The session will provide an introduction to standardisation. Questions that will be addressed are, amongst others, “What is standardisation?”, “What is its added value?” and “How can you participate?”.
With a degree in textile engineering, Henk started working in the PPE sector in 1992 after some technical-commercial experience in textile companies. Since 2004, he has been Secretary General of the European Safety Federation (ESF), representing the PPE suppliers on European level. As part of his role, he is the contact person for the EU Commission, Market Surveillance authorities, Coordination of Notified Bodies and many other stakeholders. Currently, he is also chair of the CEN-CENELEC PPE sector forum.
Presenter: Henk Vanhoutte – Secretary general – European Safety Federation
Henk will provide a brief overview of the current standardisation activities in the field of PPE at CEN-CENELEC. The presentation will also aim to tackle key questions, such as “Has the COVID crisis influenced PPE standardisation?” and “How are EU strategic policies (Green Deal / digitisation) included in the standardisation work for PPE?”
Marco graduated in Physics, and has a PhD in Metrology. As senior researcher at the Italian Metrology Institute, where he leads the Length Metrology group, his expertise ranges from spectroscopy, laser stabilisation, interferometry to the development of sensors for space missions. He is also the author of more than 40 journal papers and 5 patents.
Presenter: Marco Pisani – Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologia (INRIM)
Since spring 2020, face masks are considered the prime defence against the COVID19 pandemic. Behind the procurement of hundreds of millions of devices for the European countries, there is the issue of the control of the effectiveness, which comes through the certification process. In Marco’s presentation, he will illustrate the complex process from the testing of the performances to certification, passing through the understanding of the filtration mechanism, the means to test the masks and the application of the EN142 normative.
Isabelle is a French Senior Police Officer involved in European and national funded research projects for 15 years.
Formerly the standardisation point of contact for the EU Commission in DG HOME (2019-2022), currently, Isabelle is in charge of the Law Enforcement Network and core groups management in the Europol Innovation Lab.
Presenter: Isabelle Meslier-Renaud – EUROPOL
Isabelle will speak about the best practices exchange that is promoted through Europol Innovation lab actions either through core groups or the tools repository to strengthen Law Enforcement Agencies’ cross borders cooperation to tackle criminality and manage a crisis.
Lukáš has vast experience working in industry and standardisation. He was appointed by the Czech National Standardisation Body as head of the Czech delegation in EU CEN 391 Societal Security – Convener of Working Group 1, (Security Standards for Healthcare Facilities) in 2008 and from 2012-February 2015, he was the CEO of Pinkerton in the Czech Republic. Furthermore, from 2015 – 2018, Lukáš worked as a Deputy Technical Director in Trade FIDES, a.s., where he was responsible for product development and as a Key Account Manager for Police CZ, Defense Industry, Banks.
Since then, Lukáš’ working experience (2018 – 2021) involved him being the Managing Director of Burnham-Towne Services LLC, the US company located in Delaware and working world-wide. The company’s main topics are Security, Energy and Research & Development. Presently he works as a Project Manager in an R&D Institute for SPA & Balneology in Karlovy Vary, where his responsibilities include the management of Strategic Project: Center of R&D for Medical SPA, which will be funded by EUs Just Transition Fund – (Transformation Fund for Regions where fossil fuels mining took place). He is also working as a security advisor for Faculty Hospital in Prague and is a member of the PEERS project for CAS. There he is responsible for cooperation between the civil sector and NATO standardisation.
Patricia is a 32 years experienced Police Commissioner from the French Ministry of Interior.
She worked for a long time in the intelligence business for the French Government and for NATO. She was also responsible of the IT Governance of French National Security Forces.
Patricia joined the French Government National Crisis Center in 2013 and gradually became involved as an expert in Crisis Management in international and European standardisation activities.
She was elected Chair of CEN/TC 391 Societal and Citizen Security in 2016 and re-elected since. This European standardisation body has in its scope many of the activities of practitioners and policy makers of EMS and critical care.
Presenters: Lukáš Moravec – Conveyor CEN-TC391, WG1; Patricia Compard – French Ministry of Interior & CEN TC391 chairperson
CEN TC 391 is ready to deliver its expertise in standards development. Lukáš will provide an overview of the standardisation processes and introduce the CEN TC 391, whose ongoing work includes the Better Practice Guide initiative and the PPE standardisation process which is unfolding.
The impact of PPEs on security and safety within HCFs (it is not limited to hospitals only) is very high, therefore, new standardisation efforts are important and much needed. The CEN TC391 and its WG1 has long term experience with standardisation and along with solid cooperation between NO-FEAR project experts and network, collectively, we can deliver high added-value standards.
Nicola has worked in the Pre-Hospital sector for over four years and within the sales team. Her journey commenced with Prometheus Medical and later as a subsequence, Safeguard Medical.
Nicola’s responsibilities involve managing both the UK region as well as International Customer Services.
Presenter: Nicola Entwistle – Safe Guard Medical
Nicola’s presentation will focus on the new MDD regulations and on the impact, it has on companies within this medical device sector. This is a significant change, which has not taken place for the last 27 years and can affect a company’s ability to get a product to market.
Tom is the Innovation and Business Development Manager of TFC Research and Innovation Ltd and heads up the Better Practice Guide Initiative as well as the standardisation activities in the NO-FEAR project. Tom is a member of CEN TC391 and an active participant of the CEN Sector forum for security and has vast experience working for both multi-national organizations and SMEs across a number of domains including Operational security, Energy efficiency and eHealth. Recently, he worked in the STAIR4SECURITY project on standardisation and leads the efforts of TFC Research and Innovation Limited in the Better Practice Guide / Standardisation PEERS projects.
Tom is a regular speaker at the European Commission CERIS events and has worked directly for the European Commission during proposal evaluations as well as assessment of project implementation progress, such as the HECTOS project. He was the President of the 5th European Software Quality Conference (Dublin); Chairperson of the European Security Research – The Next Wave Conference (Dublin) and separately, the Joint NO-FEAR & STAIR4SECURITY Conference on CBRN standardisation (Rome).
Presenter: Tom Flynn (NO-FEAR project) – TFC Research and Innovation Limited
Tom will speak about the Better Practice Guide (BPG) initiative, which is practitioner empowered and originated in the NO-FEAR project. The BPG initiative is an entity in its own right, applies much fresh-thinking and distances itself from traditional pre-standardisation practices, where it sits. Presently, the initiative is in feasibility / development mode and has so far raised much interest, whereby other sectors have tested and enjoyed the benefits of this new initiative.
Presenter: Dr. William Hynes – KPMG-Future Analytics
The overall objective of PEERS is to advance and reinforce existing policy through practitioner-driven pre-normative standardisation processes, which will enhance the development of a European Better Practice ecosystem. PEERS aims to support the effectiveness of preparedness and response in the field of Disaster Risk Resilience and CBRN through the standardisation process and space. The PEER ecosystem brings together Europe’s disaster risk management (DRM) for natural hazards and CBRN and European research policy-making, practitioner stakeholders as well as standardisation bodies to strengthen European resilience to hazards through a comprehensive engagement and consultation governance mechanism.
The undertaking of the PEERS ecosystem helps to raise awareness of the in train Better Practice Guide initiative and standardisation as a reference tool to strengthen the coordination and effectiveness of policy design and implementation. Moreover, it will help to mature the standardisation culture within the field of DRM and promote wider awareness of the current legacy of standardisation tools and resources. The project will also help the European Commission design Better Practice Guide and standardisation policy based on targeted community feedback and outcomes of the engagement process. It reinforces the European interoperability ideals, incorporating the work of the Better Practice Guide initiative work being undertaken in the NO-FEAR project and takes advantage of existing platforms in Copernicus, such as the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) and the air quality monitor system (CAMS) to help strengthen the PEERS ecosystem capability for additional resilience to environmental factors, such as major fires, mass flooding or pandemics. The ecosystem will also incorporate a gamification strategy aimed at attracting more users, increasing interactions in the platforms, develop training skills and situation awareness.
A Chartered Surveyor and Urban Planner, Stephen is Vice-Chair of an Interest Group on Citizen and Societal Security with the National Standards Authority of Ireland, and past Council/Board member of the Irish Planning Institute. Stephen has coordinated multi-disciplinary pan-European consortia, and project managed strategies, feasibility studies and successful funding applications with a combined total of over €50 million.
European research projects have spanned urban development and resilience, Smart Cities, critical infrastructure, community engagement, data-driven platforms and dashboards, socio-economic research, economic studies, public health and mobility management, etc.
Jon is a Career Fire Chief and specialist government advisor. An experienced emergency responder and commander, an international crisis manager and expert in the Union Civil Protection Mechanism.
He is now running the Resilience Advisors Network (a group of some 150 disaster resilience specialists) and facilitating CMINE (the European Commission’s Crisis Management Innovation Network Europe).
He is currently managing Network involvement in a range of Horizon projects and loving life!
A professional chemist, with more than 28 years’ experience in the fields of extreme hazard operations, materials science, respiratory protection and CBRN decontamination science, David is currently the global subject matter expert in Defence & Public Safety for science based technology company, 3M. He is also a chartered chemist and fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Supporting numerous external organisations he is a visiting professor at Cranfield University (Defence & Security), a senior associate fellow at Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and is the former chairman of CBRN-UK (2016-2019), the UK industry’s specialist CBRN interest group. He is a member of the Emergency Planning Society – CBRN Professional Working Group and also represents BSI on the national PH/004 (Respiratory Protection) & CBRN (BS8468) standard committees. As well as internationally on the ISO TC94 SC15 Working Group 7 CBRN committee. Member of Technical Committee 391 – Working Group 2 (CBRNe), David supports European societal & citizen security and safety stakeholders to help ensure preparedness, cooperation, and a culture of security.
During her career at NEN Stephanie was responsible for standardisation in the field of personal protective equipment related to European legislation, certification and CE marking.
Her new role as manager in the sectors Healthcare, Consumer and Society is complementary to this former field of work.
Both areas are related to the NO-FEAR project and the panel discussion.