Quality Standards

EUMOS STANDARDS

EUMOS is a members´ driven non-profit organization following the objective of maximizing safe logistics in transport. In order to reach this objective, EUMOS establishes standards setting the benchmark for specific aspects of logistics aiming at the highest possible safety. The EUMOS standards are elaborated within a set procedure in technical committees uniting high-level experts in the area. EUMOS makes open calls for experts ahead of the elaboration of every standard ensuring the inclusion of the highest level of expertise.

Currently, no technical committees or working groups are working on new standards or revising existing standards. 

Please see the procedure for the elaboration of EUMOS standards here.

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EUMOS 40509:2020 
Test method for load unit rigidity

SUMMARY: This standard is a revision of EUMOS 40509:2012 adding new elements to the method of evaluating the rigidity of a load unit for more precise results. Main focus of the review defines the equipment certification to measure the rigidity of a unit load on an acceleration bench. As the original standard from 2012 it contains a detailed description of test conditions, evaluation criteria for elastic and plastic pallet load deformation as well as test certificate specifications. EUMOS 40509 is included into Annex 3 of the EU Directive 2014/47/EU on the technical roadside inspection of the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles circulating in the Union.

AUDIENCE: Packaging labs, producers of palletized goods, film converters, cargo securing experts, road side inspectors of cargo securing.

 
EUMOS 40509:2012
Test method for load unit rigidity

SUMMARY: This standard describes a dynamic test method to evaluate the rigidity of a load unit, including a detailed description of test conditions, evaluation criteria for elastic and plastic pallet load deformation as well as test certificate specifications. EUMOS 40509 is included into Annex 3 of the EU Directive 2014/47/EU on the technical roadside inspection of the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles circulating in the Union.
AUDIENCE: Packaging labs, producers of palletized goods, film converters, cargo securing experts, road side inspectors of cargo securing.

 
EUMOS 40511:2013
Test method for mounted poles, used for cargo securing on commercial road vehicles and trailers

SUMMARY: This standard describes a test method for poles that are fixed to the vehicle platform, to be used for cargo securing purposes. It describes a test method, minimum requirements and test certificate specifications. EUMOS 40511 is included into Annex 3 of the EU Directive 2014/47/EU on the technical roadside inspection of the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles circulating in the Union.
AUDIENCE: Vehicle constructors, transport companies, cargo securing experts, road side inspectors of cargo securing.

 
EUMOS 40513:2014
Film edge forces, test and measurement method

SUMMARY: This standard describes a test and measurement method for forces on a (vertical) edge of a load unit. The forces applied by stretch hood film or by wrapped stretch film are measured as a function of the position along the edge and as a function of time.
AUDIENCE: Film converters, packaging labs, producers of palletized goods, cargo securing experts, road side inspectors of cargo securing.

 
EUMOS 40607-1  
EUMOS qualified expert in general cargo securing and transport packaging, minimum requirements

SUMMARY: This standard describes the minimum requirements to become a EUMOS qualified expert in general cargo securing and transport packaging according to Annex 3 of EU Directive 2014/47/EU. The minimum requirements include theoretical and practical knowledge as well as experience. The standard also describes the examination of these competences.
AUDIENCE: Cargo securing specialists, surveyors, logistics managers, logistics educators.
Extract can be downloaded here.

 

EUMOS STANDARDS UNDER PREPARATION

Technical Committees are currently working on these standards (Contact us for further info)

EUMOS 40607-X
Training according to EU Directive 2014/47/EU

SUMMARY: This committee aims at identifying the minimum knowledge required to become a EUMOS qualified expert according to Annex 3 of EU Directive 2014/47/EU for 3 new groups of interest. EUMOS 40607-2 (chain of responsibility), EUMOS 40607-3 (drivers and forklifters) and EUMOS 40607-4 (initial police inspection).
AUDIENCE:

  • EUMOS 40607-2 (managing directors, logistics and traffic directors).
  • EUMOS 40607-3 (truck drivers and forklifters).
  • EUMOS 40607-4 (police and road inspectors).

Close to finalization

EUMOS 40674
European Cargo Safety Cards – Minimum requirements

SUMMARY: This committee aims at defining the minimum data and graphics that a load safe card must contain. A load safe card is a technical and legal document with precise instruction about the manner to fix a load safely on a vehicle or container.
AUDIENCE: Surveyors, loaders, carriers, truck drivers, logistics operators and outsourced service companies.

Close to finalization

EUMOS 40515
Stretch Hood Film Passport – Currently Dicontinued

SUMMARY: This committee aims at finding measurable and repeatable conditions to create load stability on a unit load using stretch hood as the unitization method. TC EUMOS 40515 was established in June 2019 to discuss the elements to be included into a standard for stretch hood film. A pathway forward to develop the passport was identified which required some fundamental research work and data generation but unfortunately the process was discontinued due to the lack of available funds. Should circumstances change and funds become available in the future, the project will be revisited and potentially be taken up again.
ACHIEVEMENTS: The TC compiled a first draft of EUMOS 40515: Stretch Hood Film Passport defining a clear and agreed objective and scope as well as defining all the relative normative and references. In addition, the majority of the critical performance requirements and test methods were outlined. However, the committee also identified that some fundamental understanding of how stretch hoods apply load containing forces to a cargo was required to further define stretch hood film performance criteria. Following the development of an agreed hypothesis a project plan was agreed requiring a funded research effort over the course of approximately one year.
AUDIENCE: Film producers, OEM’s devoted to hooding equipment, brand owners, validation and certification labs.

EUMOS 40516
Stretch Wrapping Film Passport – Currently Discontinued

SUMMARY: This committee aims at finding measurable and repeatable conditions to create load stability on a unit load using stretch wrapping film as the unitization method. TC EUMOS 40516 was established in June 2019 to discuss guidelines for stretch wrap films, aiming at optimizing the application process and the film usage, leading – for a given load type/weight and wrapping pattern – to maximized load stability and integrity during transportation. The main challenge has been the dependence of stretch film on-pallet performance on the type of contained load and the film wrapping patterns. The work has therefore been discontinued. Should Eumos identify an agreed focus angle, the project will be revisited and potentially be taken up again.
ACHIEVEMENTS: The TC compiled a first draft defining key stretch wrap film requirements for all stages of the packaging (wrapping) process:

  • film unwinding from the rolls
  • film pre-stretching in the wrapping equipment
  • wrapper-to-pallet film application
  • on-pallet performance

The draft addressed stretch film intended use by specifying the wrapping/stretching equipment and methods, i.e.

  • stretch wrapping method/equipment
  • stretch film operational range
  • tension level within the stretch window

AUDIENCE: Film producers, OEM’s devoted to hooding equipment, brand owners, validation and certification labs.