E-learning materials available for company training
The worldwide demand for quality management systems and certification is growing. This trend results in various certificates and quality management systems. CINET now introduces a dedicated international certification program for the PTC industry including multilingual E-learning materials. This program supports launderers and drycleaners worldwide to meet quality and hygiene requirements for textile care companies. The program is set up for both textile/dry-cleaning and for textile service/laundries, covering the entire professional textile care industry, non-accredited and accredited by the Council of Accreditation.
CINET International Certification Program
CINET introduces an international certification program for professional textile care companies. Dedicated programs are available for dry cleaners and launderers. Individual companies, and thereby the industry, are supported to improve their performance according to modern international acknowledged processes and management principles. This provides assurance of quality and hygiene and guarantees the added value for customers and end users. Key words are safety, quality, hygiene and sustainability. The international quality certification system is available for companies all over the world. The program therefore can be seen as a standard and benchmark in quality management for the global professional textile care industry.
CINET’s international certification is based on international acknowledged guidelines and standards like ISO 9001 and RABC EN, 14065 offers a generic framework which is applicable in all countries. Control and monitoring of critical steps in the process, validation of processes, determining specific requirements are a few of the basic principles that form the basis of any quality management system. Specific requirements regarding e.g. the microbiological quality of textiles may vary per country and can be easily implemented in the schemes.
Step by step approach
The programs offer a step by step approach enabling PTC companies to participate at their own pace. CINET offers full support to enterprises in cooperation with national organizations, associations and representatives of international suppliers. A web based application on the CINET website guides applicants along the different steps leading to certification. Tools, including a model handbook, are available in the national language. Tools and all steps are fully explained and documented and thus accessible even though companies may not have any experience with certification. By making use of the E-Certification tool, model handbook and webinars on specific subjects the companies will gain the knowledge needed to develop a comprehensive quality management system. This is documented by a handbook tailored to the individual company, processes and customers in various market segments in which they operate.
After successful completion of the program, companies have acquired two certificates. Level 1 certification includes all relevant aspects of business processes in accordance with requirements of quality management. Level 2 certification focuses on the hygienic, microbiological quality of processes and deliveries. Certificates for level 1 and 2 are not accredited.
For textile service companies, three levels are available. To acquire an accredited certification (Level3), obtaining a level 2 certificate is a prerequisite. Level 3 is executed by an international accredited certification body. This step leads to an official accredited certificate issued for the complete quality management system, so including level 1 and 2.
Textile Cleaning (non-accredited)
TC level 1 Quality management
TC level 2 Hygiene management
Textile Service (non-accredited)
TS level 1 Quality management
TS level 2 Hygiene management
Textile Service (accredited)
TS level 3 ISO 9001 / RABC EN 14065
Where industries evolve, the demand for quality management systems increases proportionately. This applies to professional textile service and textile cleaning. It is acknowledged that the process of certification, helps entrepreneurs to continuously improve and accurately tune business processes. Regular assessment of processes increases the sense of responsibility, commitment and motivation of staff. A certificate, as a statement of conformity, supports communication with target groups. For customers and authorities it is a prove of controlled business processes and therefore a consistent quality level of products and/or services. Nowadays certificates are often required, for instance if companies want to compete in a tender procedure. Certificates also support the image and profile of companies.
For more information please contact the CINET secretariat or visit the International Certification page.