Personal fall protection equipment - Rescue harnesses

This European Standard specifies requirements, test methods, marking and information supplied by the manufacturer for rescue harnesses. Rescue harnesses conforming to this European Standard are used as components of rescue systems, which are personal fall protection systems.
Rescue harnesses are not intended to be used as body holding devices in fall arrest systems.

Persönliche Absturzschutzausrüstungen - Rettungsgurte

Diese Europäische Norm legt Anforderungen, Prüfverfahren, Kennzeichnung und Informationen des Herstellers für Rettungsgurte fest. Rettungsgurte, die dieser Europäischen Norm entsprechen, werden als Bestandteile von Rettungssystemen verwendet, welche zu den persönlichen Absturzschutzsystemen gehören.
Rettungsgurte sind nicht dazu vorgesehen, als Körperhaltevorrichtungen in Absturzschutzsystemen eingesetzt zu werden.

Équipement de protection individuelle contre les chutes - Harnais de sauvetage

La présente Norme européenne spécifie les exigences, les méthodes d’essai, le marquage des harnais de sauvetage, ainsi que les informations à fournir par le fabricant. Les harnais de sauvetage conformes à la présente Norme européenne sont utilisés comme composants d'équipements de sauvetage qui sont des équipement de protection individuelle contre les chutes.
Les harnais de sauvetage ne sont pas conçus pour être utilisés comme des dispositifs de maintien du corps dans des systèmes d'arrêt de chute.

Osebna oprema za varovanje pred padci - Reševalni pasovi

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Published
Publication Date
31-Jul-2007
Current Stage
9093 - Decision to confirm - Review Enquiry
Due Date
04-Mar-2018
Completion Date
18-Sep-2018

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2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.Personal fall protection equipment - Rescue harnessesOsebna oprema za varovanje pred padci - Reševalni pasoviEquipement de protection personnel contre les chutes - Harnais de sauvetagePersönliche Absturzschutzausrüstungen - RettungsgurteTa slovenski standard je istoveten z:EN 1497:2007SIST EN 1497:2007en13.340.60Protection against falling and slippingICS:SIST EN 1497:19961DGRPHãþDSLOVENSKI

STANDARDSIST EN 1497:200701-december-2007

EUROPEAN STANDARDNORME EUROPÉENNEEUROPÄISCHE NORMEN 1497August 2007ICS 13.340.60Supersedes EN 1497:1996

English VersionPersonal fall protection equipment - Rescue harnessesEquipement de protection personnel contre les chutes -Harnais de sauvetagePersönliche Absturzschutzausrüstungen - RettungsgurteThis European Standard was approved by CEN on 30 June 2007.CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this EuropeanStandard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such nationalstandards may be obtained on application to the CEN Management Centre or to any CEN member.This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translationunder the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN Management Centre has the same status as theofficial versions.CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATIONCOMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATIONEUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNGManagement Centre: rue de Stassart, 36

B-1050 Brussels© 2007 CENAll rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reservedworldwide for CEN national Members.Ref. No. EN 1497:2007: E

EN 1497:2007 (E) 2 Contents Foreword......................................................................................................................................................................3 Introduction.................................................................................................................................................................4 1 Scope..............................................................................................................................................................5 2 Normative references....................................................................................................................................5 3 Terms and definitions...................................................................................................................................5 4 Requirements.................................................................................................................................................7 4.1 Ergonomics....................................................................................................................................................7 4.2 Materials and construction...........................................................................................................................7 4.3 Dynamic strength...........................................................................................................................................8 4.4 Static strength................................................................................................................................................8 4.5 Corrosion resistance.....................................................................................................................................8 4.6 Marking and information...............................................................................................................................8 5 Test methods..................................................................................................................................................8 5.1 Examination of design..................................................................................................................................8 5.2 Dynamic strength test...................................................................................................................................9 5.3 Static strength test......................................................................................................................................12 5.4 Corrosion resistance test...........................................................................................................................13 6 Marking.........................................................................................................................................................13 7 Information supplied by the manufacturer...............................................................................................13 Annex A (informative)

Significant technical changes between this European Standard and the previous edition EN 1497:1996...................................................................................................................14 Annex ZA (informative)

Relationship between this
European

Standard and the Essential Requirements of EU Directive 89/686/EEC................................................................................................15

Figures Figure 1 — Example of a rescue harness...........................................................................................................6 Figure 2 — Test lanyard for the dynamic strength test........................................................................................9 Figure 3 — Bowline knot....................................................................................................................................10 Figure 4 — Dynamic strength test.....................................................................................................................11 Figure 5— Static strength test...........................................................................................................................12

EN 1497:2007 (E) 3 Foreword This document (EN 1497:2007) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 160 “Protection against falls from a height including working belts”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN. This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by February 2008, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by February 2008. This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive 89/686/EEC. For relationship with EU Directive, see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this document. Annex A provides details of significant technical changes between this European Standard and the previous edition: EN 1497:1996. This document supersedes EN 1497:1996. According to the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

EN 1497:2007 (E) 4 Introduction A rescue harness conforming to this European Standard can be such that it is either intended to be used only for rescue or it may be incorporated into the design of other types of harnesses for personal fall protection, e.g. a full body harness. A rescue harness is intended to be worn during normal working activities.

EN 1497:2007 (E) 5 1 Scope This European Standard specifies requirements, test methods, marking and information supplied by the manufacturer for rescue harnesses. Rescue harnesses conforming to this European Standard are used as components of rescue systems, which are personal fall protection systems. Rescue harnesses are not intended to be used as body holding devices in fall arrest systems. 2 Normative references The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies. EN 362, Personal protective equipment against falls from a height — Connectors EN 363:2002, Personal protective equipment against falls from a height — Fall arrest systems EN 364:1992, Personal protective equipment against falls from a height — Test methods EN 365, Personal protective equipment against falls from a height — General requirements for instructions for use, maintenance, periodic examination, repair, marking and packaging EN 892, Mountaineering equipment — Dynamic mountaineering ropes — Safety requirements and test methods EN ISO 9227, Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres - Salt spray tests (ISO 9227:2006) 3 Terms and definitions For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN 363:2002 and the following apply. 3.1 rescue harness body support for rescue purposes comprising straps, fittings, buckles or other elements, suitably arranged and assembled to support the whole body of a person in an appropriate position during a rescue

NOTE 1 See Figure 1. NOTE 2 Rescue harnesses are intended to be worn during normal working activities.

EN 1497:2007 (E) 6

Key 1 Primary straps (shoulder straps) 2 Primary straps (thigh straps) 3 Primary straps 4 Attachment point (consisting of two attachment elements) 5 Padding Figure 1 — Example of a rescue harness 3.2 primary straps (for rescue harnesses) straps intended by the manufacturer to support the body or exert pressure on the body during a rescue NOTE Other straps are called secondary straps. 3.3 attachment point specific connecting point for the attachment to other components, consisting of one or more attachment elements 3.4 rescue system personal fall protection system by which a person can rescue himself/herself or others, in such a way that a fall is prevented 3.5 personal fall protection system assembly of components for protection against falls from a height at work, including at least a body holding device connected to a reliable anchor NOTE Excludes systems for professional and private sports activities. 3.6 maximum rated load (for the rescue harness) maximum mass of the person, including tools and equipment, as specified by the manufacturer for the rescue harness

EN 1497:2007 (E) 7 NOTE Maximum rated load is expressed in kilograms. 4 Requirements 4.1 Ergonomics 4.1.1 When tested and examined in accordance with 5.1, the rescue harness shall be designed so that in the conditions of use for which it is intended:

 it should offer an acceptable degree of comfort;  rescuee is not endangered and safety is not impaired due to a displacement of the straps. 4.1.2 The width of the primary straps shall be at least 40 mm.

4.2 Materials and construction 4.2.1 General The elements of the harness shall have no sharp edges or burrs that may cause injury to the user. Materials that may come into contact with the skin of a user shall not be known to cause irritating or sensitization effects during normal use of the rescue harness. 4.2.2 Webbings and yarns Webbings and yarns shall be made of filament or multifilament synthetic fibres, suitable for the use intended. The breaking tenacity of the synthetic fibre shall be known to be at least 0,6 N/tex. Threads used for sewing shall be physically compatible with the webbing and their quality shall be comparable to that of the webbing. They

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