Course: Certification and Standardization in Textiles

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Course title Certification and Standardization in Textiles
Course code KHT/CAS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Havlová Marie, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Introduction to the topic, related terminology 2. Consumer protection 3. Quality management systems - set of standards ISO 9000 4. Mandatory certification - modular conformity assessment system 5. Personal protection equipment - legislative requirements 6. Personal protection equipment - requirements of standards 7. Other protective and professional clothing and accessoires 8. Mandatory certification - other textile pruducts 9. Products for children under 3 years 10. Voluntary certification - clothing textiles 11. Voluntary certification - home textiles 13. Other consumer brands 14. Free lesson

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Lecture, Practicum, E-learning, Students' portfolio
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 16 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the issue of certification in the range of textile goods. Both compulsory and optional certification are included. Mandatory certification in Czech legislation is given by Act No. 90/2016 Coll. The technical requirements for products and related government regulations - textiles mainly concern the issue of personal protective equipment, toys, medical devices, active implantable medical devices. In terms of content, Czech government regulations are harmonized with European directives. Students will be familiarized with the modular system of conformity assessment, which is applied for the unification of certification procedures within the EU. A special group of products consists of products for children up to 3 years of age, whose placing on the market must comply, inter alia, with Decree of the Ministry of Health No. 521/2005 Coll. On hygiene requirements for toys and products for children under 3 years. The area of optional certification is usually motivated by the requirements of consumers for whom the quality certificate can become an important selection criterion. The specified product requirements are usually enshrined in the corresponding technical standards. Upon successful completion of this course, the student is able to understand relevant standards (related to specific groups of textile products and certification as such) and related legislation. Emphasis will not be placed on detailed knowledge of standards and legislative documents, but above all on orientation in the issue.
The student is able to orientate in standards related to product certification and certification of quality management systems and in standards related to technical requrements for selected groups of textile products, is also able orientate in related legislation.
Basic orientation in the field of stextile products and methods of their testing.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Oral presentation of self-study, Presentation of acquired knowledge via paper

Credit: - Active participation in seminars - Fulfil all tasks - Oral presentation of given task Exam: - Written
Recommended literature
  • NV č. 21/2003 Sb., kterým se stanoví technické požadavky na osobní ochranné prostředky.
  • Vyhláška MZ. č. 521/2005 O hygienických požadavcích na hračky a výrobky pro děti do 3 let.
  • Zákon č. 22/1997 Sb. O technických požadavcích na výrobky.
  • Havlová, M. Soubor přednášek k předmětu dostupný na https://elearning. tul.czcz.

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