The aim of the Stichting IndustriŽle Reiniging [Industrial Cleaning Foundation] (SIR) is to promote and regulate safe working in industrial cleaning situations. The SIR combines and protects that interest in the Netherlands and - since 2003 - in Belgium as well. The SIR serves as an example of how effective self-regulation can be as regards safety in a particular sector.
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 unique composition of the parties means that a balanced result can always be achieved which is accepted by all. The guidelines that are laid down therefore apply to the entire sector in the Benelux. By signing the SIR policy statement, all the affiliated businesses undertake to observe the guidelines. The power of this cooperation ...