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2022-02-01
Standards Norway has a new director for international relations and business development

Ingvild Næss Stub is the new Director for international relations and business development at Standards Norway. Ms Stub was previously State Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office since 2015, and, among other things, advised the Prime Minister on European policy.

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Workshop
2022-01-14
CEN Workshop Agreement on "International and interinstitutional crisis and disaster management – Guideline for the mapping of terminology and icons"

The objective of this CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) is enabling a respondent to a crisis to exchange information across jurisdictions, organisations and borders to other responders, while maintain full control of the information and while using their own terminology and symbology.

 

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2022-01-11
CEN Workshop Agreement on "Collaborative Emergency Response – Communication and sharing of operational information among multiple public safety agencies"

This CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) aims to define a cooperative framework and the required guidelines for stakeholders from multiple operational organizations to be able to exchange information on situational awareness and the status of the operations, as it is necessary in large-scale crises. 

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2022-01-11
CEN Workshop Agreement on "Management of forest fire incidents – SITAC-based symbology"

This CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) is intended to benefit the cooperation among the EU and global wildfire management community, comprising incident commanders, fire officers, forest managers, personnel of the civil protection agencies and Emergency services.

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Workshop
2021-12-17
CEN Workshop Agreement "Standardisation of Implementation Guidelines for evaluation and assessment reporting of exercises for crisis management"

This CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) aims to cover standardisation gaps of the evaluation phase and lessons learnt documentation of an exercise of crisis management.

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2021-12-17
CEN Workshop Agreement "Specifications for Digital Scenarios for Search and Rescue Exercises"

This CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) aims to cover limitations in existing practices related with the design and planning of Search and Rescue exercises. 

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2021-12-17
CEN Workshop Agreement "Structuring the emergency response plans of public safety agencies focusing on incidents such as CBRN and waste disposal plants emergencies"

The objective of the standardization initiative is to develop a document that guides the officers of the public safety agencies on the development and structuring of the response plans that have to be activated during an emergency. Furthermore, guidance on the sharing of this information among the agencies that are involved in a situation will be provided.

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Workshop
2021-12-14
CEN Workshop Agreement "TRAIN4SUSTAIN Competence Quality Standard"

The scope of the Workshop is to specify a common reference framework and a methodology that allow to evaluate, score and report the Level of Competence of professionals and workers with regards to specific Areas of Expertise related to energy efficiency and sustainability at building and urban scale (TRAIN4SUSTAIN Competence Quality Standard).

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EN in the spotlight
2021-12-07
New EN 15942 helps harmonise how environmental product declarations for construction products are communicated in Europe

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) present quantified environmental information on the life cycle of a product, thus enabling comparisons between products fulfilling the same function. They are based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, as described in the EN ISO 14040 series of standards.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-11-25
A new amendment to EN ISO 4254-1 improves the safety of agricultural machinery

For more than 30 years, CEN/TC 144 'Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry' has been producing standards in the service of agriculture, forestry and gardening activities. CEN/TC 144, whose Secretariat is held by AFNOR, the French national standardization committee, is currently developing 50 projects that are geared towards machine safety and operator protection, taking into account the protection of the environment, technological innovations and efficiency needs.

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