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Standards for Fall Arrest:                                                                                                                   

Harnesses

EN 361:2002 - PPE against falls from height - full body harnesses

see EN 365 for marking requirement, plus

“A” at each attachment point

EN 813:1997 - PPE against falls from height - sit harnesses

see EN 365 for marking requirement

Component hardware

EN 341:1993- PPE against falls from height - Descender devices

see EN 365 for marking requirement, plus

A, B, C or D - device class, according to descent energy. (A is

highest, D is lowest)

# - maximum descent height

# - maximum descent load

- Short version of instruction for use

EN 353-1:2002 - PPE against falls from height - guided type fall arresters on a rigid

anchorage line

Note: This standard contains a National Foreword which sets out the fundamental UK

objections to this standard because of concerns over the safety and adequacy of the

information contained on guided type fall arresters including a fixed anchor line. The Foreword

strongly advises the use of the National Annex in the BS version of the standard.

see EN 365 for marking requirement, plus

- correct orientation in use, if removable from anchor line

EN 353-2:2002 - PPE against falls from height - guided type fall arresters on a flexible

anchorage line

see EN 365 for marking requirement, plus

- correct orientation in use

- “Use correct rope only

EN 354:2002 - PPE against falls from height - lanyards

see EN 365 for marking requirement

EN 355:2002 - PPE against falls from height - energy absorbers

see EN 365 for marking requirement, plus

- maximum allowed length of absorber + lanyard

EN 358:1999 - PPE against falls from height - work positioning systems - Belts and

lanyards

identity of constituent fibre

EN 360:2002 - PPE against falls from height - retractable type fall arresters

see EN 365 for marking requirement, plus

- intended orientation for use (vertical, horizontal, inclined)

EN 362:2004 - PPE against falls from height - connectors

see EN 365 for marking requirement, plus

Class of connector

B – basic connector

M – multi-use connector

T – termination connector

A – anchor connector

Q – screwlink connector

Optionally:

- Minimum strength (kN) in major axis

EN 365:2004 - PPE against falls from height - general requirements for instructions

for use and for marking

- identification of the manufacturer / supplier

# - batch or serial number of the component

- model or type number

- relevant Standard number and year

- pictogram for “see instructions”

EN 795:1997 - PPE against falls from height - anchor devices: requirements and

testing

Note: The presumption of conformity has been withdrawn for class A, C

and D anchor devices within the EN 795 standard. Until recently, BIS

and HSE advised that although the presumption of conformity had been

removed these products were still within the scope of the PPE Directive

and as such needed to meet the requirements of the PPE Regulations

2002. This included CE marking and appropriate Category III

compliance.

The European Commission has now advised that these products should

not be classed as PPE. This means that products will not need to meet

the requirements of the PPE Regulations 2002.

A1 - structural anchor for vertical, horizontal or inclined surfaces

A2 - structural anchor for inclined roofs

B - transportable temporary anchors

C - anchor device incorporating horizontal flexible line

D - anchor device incorporating horizontal rigid rail

E - deadweight anchor for use on horizontal surfaces

EN 1891:1998 - PPE against falls from height - low stretch kernmantle ropes

see EN 365 for marking requirement, plus

Aor B - type of rope. A is heavier duty than B

# - diameter in mm

- indication of composition - name or colour code:

green - polyamide

blue - polyester

brown - polypropylene

orange - polyethylene

violet - any other material

EN 12841:2006 Personal fall protection equipment – Rope access systems- Rope

adjustment devices

As EN 365 for marking requirement plus:

- “see information” pictogram

- year of manufacture

- Type of device (may be more than one of these, e.g. “A/C”):

A – accompanies user allowing movement but locks under load

B – used with Type A, moves freely in one direction but locks

In other direction

C – used with Type A, allows controlled descent and hands-

free stop

- anchor line diameter, prefixed “Ø

- maximum rated load

- type of line to be used

EN 1891 Type A

    other types or constructions

- correct orientation of device