Personal fall protection equipment - Descender devices for rescue

This European Standard specifies requirements, test methods, marking and information to be supplied by the manufacturer for descender devices, which include descent lines (hereinafter referred to as lines), intended for rescue and to protect against falls in a rescue system, which is a personal fall protection system. This European Standard does not specify requirements for descender devices that are used for descending in mountaineering, rope access or work positioning systems.
NOTE   A descender device which enables the user to rescue himself and which conforms to this European Standard is personal protective equipment (PPE).

Persönliche Absturzschutzausrüstung - Abseilgeräte zum Retten

Diese Europäische Norm legt Anforderungen, Prüfverfahren, Kennzeichnung und Informationen des Herstellers für Abseilgeräte, einschließlich des Tragmittels zum Abseilen (im Folgenden kurz als Tragmittel bezeichnet), zur Rettung und zum Schutz gegen Absturz in einem Rettungssystem, das ein persönliches Absturzschutzsystem ist, fest. Diese Europäische Norm legt keine Anforderungen für Abseilgeräte fest, die im Bergsport, bei seilunterstützten Arbeiten oder bei Systemen der Arbeitsplatzpositionierung benutzt werden. ANMERKUNG Ein Abseilgerät, das es dem Benutzer ermöglicht, sich selbst zu retten, und das dieser Europäischen Norm entspricht, ist eine persönliche Schutzausrüstung (PSA).

Équipement de protection individuelle contre les chutes - Descendeurs pour sauvetage

La présente Norme européenne prescrit les exigences, les méthodes d’essai, le marquage et les informations à fournir par le fabricant (notice d’information du fabricant) relatifs aux descendeurs, lesquels comprennent les supports d’assurage pour la descente (appelés ci-après supports d’assurage), destinés au sauvetage et à assurer une protection contre les chutes dans un système de sauvetage, qui constitue un système de protection individuelle contre les chutes. La présente Norme européenne ne spécifie aucune exigence concernant les descendeurs qui sont utilisés en alpinisme/en escalade ou avec les systèmes d'accès par corde ou de maintien au poste de travail.
NOTE   Un descendeur qui permet à l'utilisateur de se sauver lui-même et qui est conforme à la présente Norme européenne est un équipement de protection individuelle (EPI).

Osebna varovalna oprema za zaščito pred padci z višine - Naprave za spuščanje ob reševanju

Ta evropski standard določa zahteve, preskusne metode, označevanje in informacije, ki jih mora zagotoviti proizvajalec za naprave za spuščanje, vključno z vodom za spuščanje, namenjenim izključno za reševanje, ki se uporabljajo v povezavi z drugo opremo, npr. pasovi za celo telo (EN 361), reševalnimi pasovi (EN 1497). Ta evropski standard ne določa zahtev za naprave za spuščanje, ki se uporabljajo za druge namene kot reševanje, npr. za gorništvo, dostopanje z vrvjo in delovne namestitvene sisteme. Naprave za spuščanje so lahko namenjene uporabi za eno ali dve osebi hkrati.

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2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.Persönliche Absturzschutzausrüstung - Abseilgeräte zum RettenÉquipement de protection individuelle contre les chutes - Descendeurs pour sauvetagePersonal fall protection equipment - Descender devices for rescue13.340.60Protection against falling and slippingICS:Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z:EN 341:2011SIST EN 341:2011en01-december-2011SIST EN 341:2011SLOVENSKI
STANDARDSIST EN 341:2002SIST EN 341:2002SIST EN 341:1996/AC:19981DGRPHãþD

EN 341
June 2011 ICS 13.340.99 Supersedes EN 341:1992English Version
Personal fall protection equipment - Descender devices for rescue
Équipement de protection individuelle contre les chutes - Descendeurs pour sauvetage
Persönliche Absturzschutzausrüstung - Abseilgeräte zum Retten This European Standard was approved by CEN on 25 May 2011.
CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC 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 translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the same status as the official versions.
CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, 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.
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Significant technical changes between this European Standard and EN 341:1992 . 21 Figures Figure 1 — Dynamic strength test for descender devices that normally travel with the user . 11 Figure 2 — Dynamic strength test for descender devices that normally do not travel with the user . 12 Figure 3 — Example of test apparatus for test of integrity of lines and for descent energy of an
automatic descender device (type 1) . 16 Figure 4 — Example of test apparatus for test of integrity of lines and for descent energy of a
manually-operated descender device (type 2) . 17
EN 364:1992, Personal protective equipment against falls from a height — Test methods EN 365:2004, Personal protective equipment against falls from a height — General requirements for instructions for use, maintenance, periodic examination, repair, marking and packaging EN 1496:2006, Personal fall protection equipment — Rescue lifting devices EN 1891:1998, Personal protective equipment for the prevention of falls from a height — Low stretch kernmantel ropes EN 12385-1, Steel wire ropes — Safety — Part 1: General requirements
EN ISO 9227, Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres — Salt spray tests (ISO 9227:2006) 3 Terms, definitions and classes For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions of EN 363:2008 and the following apply. 3.1 Terms and definitions 3.1.1 descender device automatic (type 1) or manually-operated (type 2) device, including a line, by which persons can, at a limited velocity, rescue themselves or others from a higher to a lower position in such a way that a free fall is prevented NOTE
A line could be e.g. wire rope, textile rope, or webbing. automatic descender device (type 1) descender device with a braking system that does not require an intervention by the user once the descent has commenced SIST EN 341:2011

Descent energy W = m × g × h × n
is the descent energy, expressed in joules (J);
is the descent load, expressed in kilograms (kg);
is the gravity 9,81 m/s2;
is the descent height, expressed in metres (m);
is the number of descents. 3.1.3 minimum rated load minimum mass of the person(s), including tools and equipment, for the descender device, as specified by the manufacturer
NOTE Minimum rated load is expressed in kilograms. 3.1.4 maximum rated load maximum mass of the person(s), including tools and equipment, for the descender device, as specified by the manufacturer
NOTE Maximum rated load is expressed in kilograms. 3.2 Classes Descender devices are classified as follows: a) class A: descent energy W
up to 7,5 × 106 J; b) class B: descent energy W
up to 1,5 × 106 J; c) class C: descent energy W
up to 0,5 × 106 J; SIST EN 341:2011

4.2 Design, materials and construction 4.2.1 General Materials which may come into contact with the skin of a user shall not be known to, or suspected to, adversely affect user hygiene or health, e.g. cause irritating or sensitization effects, during normal use of the descender device. Descender devices shall not have sharp or rough edges that may cut, abrade or otherwise damage rope or webbing or cause injury to the user.
When descender devices in accordance with this standard have a rescue lifting function, they shall in addition to this European Standard conform to EN 1496:2006, class A. Connectors shall conform to EN 362. 4.2.2 Lines Lines shall be made from steel or stainless steel wire rope, textile rope or webbing. Lines shall have at least one termination. Line ends that do not have a termination shall have an end stop. The ends of the lines shall be protected against slipping through the descender device unintentionally.
Lines including their termination(s) shall be of a type capable of visual inspection or else subject to manufacturers' guidance for appropriate examination. Wire rope lines Wire rope lines shall be made from one piece and shall be stress and torsion relieved.
Wire rope lines made from steel except stainless steel shall be galvanized to EN 12385-1. The nomina

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