Standards for working at height

EN795:2012

EN 795 defines the technical requirements placed on anchor devices. This standard indicates which loads horizontal fall arrest solutions must withstand and how they are to be tested and certified. EN 795 distinguishes five types of anchorage device, from A to E. This Standard does not consider multi-user applications.

CEN/TS16415:2013

This technical specification certifies multi-user devices – that is, anchor devices that allow more than one user to be attached at the same time.

EN795:2012 Type A

Type A refers to single anchors.

EN795:2012 Type B

Type B refers to temporary anchorage points.

EN795:2012 Type C

Type C refers to horizontal flexible systems such as cable lifelines, where the inclination does not go over 15°. Vertical lifelines are governed by the European Standard EN353.

EN795:2012 Type D

Type D refers to rigid systems, usually rail systems.

EN795:2012 Type E

Type E refers to temporary systems that are stabilized using counterweights.

PPE Directive 89/686/CE

This European directive specifies the essential requirements which Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) must comply before being placed on the market. Starting April 2018, it will be replaced by the PPE Regulation 2016/425.

EN353-1:2014

This European Standard defines the technical requirements for vertical rigid anchor line, whether it is attached to ladders, rungs or fixed to structures. The forward-leaning angle and/or sideways leaning angle lies between the true vertical and the vertical + 5°. This standard does not consider multi-user applications.

EN353-2:2014

This European Standard specifies the technical requirements for vertical flexible anchor line which can be secured to an upper anchor point. The forward-leaning angle and/or sideways leaning angle lies between the true vertical and the vertical + 5°. This standard does not consider multi-user applications.

EN355:2002

EN 355 specifies the technical requirements for energy absorbers. Energy absorbers conforming to this European Standard can be integrated into a fall protection lanyard, an anchor line or a full-body harness or used in combination with one of them.

EN358:2003

EN 358 applies to belts and lanyards intended for the purpose of work positioning or restraint. Positioning lanyards are available when the user works in restraint.

EN361:2003

EN361 describes the safety harness regulation for full-body harnesses. EN362:2005

EN362:2005

EN362 specifies requirements for personal protective equipment against falls from a height such as connectors. All aluminium and steel carabiners are certified to EN362. Different locking mechanisms and sizes are available.

EN365:2005

This standard describes typical configurations of work positioning and fall arrest. It also describes the obligations relative to marking, user manuals, periodical examination, maintenance, repair and packaging.

EN517:2006

EN517 defines the technical requirement for roof safety hooks. This standard indicates which loads safety hooks must withstand and how they are to be tested and certified. It only applies for hooks that can also serve to fix walkways or temporary ladders. If the anchor point is exclusively for fall arrest, refer to EN795.

EN813:2009

This European Standard specifies technical requirements for sit harnesses with a low point of attachment. Sit harnesses can be used in restraint, work positioning and rope access systems.

2006/EC/42:2006

This European Directive specifies the safety features for machinery. The Annex IV concerns lifting equipment.

EN1808:2015

EN 1808 is a European Standard which specifies the safety requirements for Suspended Access Equipment (SAE). It is applicable to both permanent and temporary equipment which may be powered or hand operated.