Selection, Use, Care and Maintenance

Special standards are the 'Selection, use, care and maintenance' (SUCAM) documents. The information in these standards supports the employer / employee in making the necessary decisions regarding the selection, use, care and maintenance of personal protective equipment.


Not for all applications a SUCAM document is available. The documents can be purchased through the national standards institutes.

The following SUCAM documents are already available (list not exhaustive):


Application Code

Protective clothing


CEN/TR 15321:2006

High visibility clothing




CEN-CLC/TR 16832

Protective clothing against heat and fire


CEN/TR 14560:2003

Chemical protective clothing


CEN/TR 15419:2006