Personal fall protection equipment - Rescue lifting devices

This draft European Standard specifies requirements, test methods, marking and information supplied by the manufacturer for rescue lifting devices. Rescue lifting devices conforming to this draft European Standard are used as components of rescue systems.
Rescue lifting devices in accordance with this draft European Standard may be combined with other components, e.g. descender devices for rescue (EN 341) or retractable type fall arresters (EN 360).

Persönliche Absturzschutzausrüstungen - Rettungshubgeräte

Diese Europäische Norm legt Anforderungen, Prüfverfahren, Kennzeichnung und Informationen des Herstellers für Rettungshubgeräte fest. Rettungshubgeräte, die dieser Europäischen Norm entsprechen, werden als Bestandteile von Rettungssystemen verwendet.
Rettungshubgeräte, die dieser Europäischen Norm entsprechen, dürfen mit weiteren Bestandteilen, z. B. mit Abseilgeräten für Rettungszwecke (EN 341) oder Höhensicherungsgeräten (EN 360), kombiniert werden.

Équipement de protection personnel contre les chutes - Dispositifs de sauvetage par élévation

La présente Norme européenne spécifie les exigences, les méthodes d’essai, le marquage et la notice d’information du fabricant relatifs aux dispositifs de sauvetage par élévation. Les dispositifs de sauvetage par élévation conformes à la présente Norme européenne sont utilisés comme composants d’un équipement de sauvetage.
Les dispositifs de sauvetage par élévation conformes à la présente Norme européenne peuvent être associés à d’autres composants, par exemple, les descenseurs (EN 341), ou les antichutes à rappel automatique (EN 360).

Osebna oprema za varovanje pred padci - Dvižne naprave za reševanje

Ta osnutek evropskega standarda določa zahteve, preskusne metode, oznake in informacije, ki jih zagotovi proizvajalec za dvižne naprave za reševanje. Dvižne naprave za reševanje, ki so v skladu s tem osnutkom evropskega standarda, se uporabljajo kot sestavni deli reševalnih sistemov.
Dvižne naprave za reševanje se v skladu s tem osnutkom evropskega standarda lahko kombinirajo z drugimi deli, npr. reševalnimi napravami za spuščanje (EN 341) ali samonavijalnimi zaustavitvenimi napravami (EN 360).

General Information

Status
Published
Public Enquiry End Date
29-Sep-2015
Publication Date
19-Feb-2017
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
24-Jan-2017
Due Date
31-Mar-2017
Completion Date
20-Feb-2017

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 1496:2017
01-marec-2017
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SIST EN 1496:2006
Osebna oprema za varovanje pred padci - Dvižne naprave za reševanje
Personal fall protection equipment - Rescue lifting devices
Persönliche Absturzschutzausrüstungen - Rettungshubgeräte

Équipement de protection personnel contre les chutes - Dispositifs de sauvetage par

élévation
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 1496:2017
ICS:
13.340.60 =DãþLWDSUHGSDGFLLQ]GUVL Protection against falling and
slipping
53.020.99 Druga dvigalna oprema Other lifting equipment
SIST EN 1496:2017 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 1496:2017
EN 1496
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
January 2017
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 13.340.60; 53.020.99 Supersedes EN 1496:2006
English Version
Personal fall protection equipment - Rescue lifting devices

Équipement de protection personnel contre les chutes Persönliche Absturzschutzausrüstungen -

- Dispositifs de sauvetage par élévation Rettungshubgeräte
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 7 November 2016.

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, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,

Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and United Kingdom.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION
EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Avenue Marnix 17, B-1000 Brussels

© 2017 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 1496:2017 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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EN 1496:2017 (E)
Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 4

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 4

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 4

4 Requirements ................................................................................................................................................... 5

4.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 5

4.2 Ergonomics ........................................................................................................................................................ 5

4.3 Materials and construction .......................................................................................................................... 5

4.3.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 5

4.3.2 Lines ..................................................................................................................................................................... 5

4.3.3 Ropes and webbings ....................................................................................................................................... 5

4.3.4 Connectors ......................................................................................................................................................... 6

4.4 Function for class A rescue lifting devices ............................................................................................. 6

4.5 Dynamic performance and function for class B rescue lifting devices ........................................ 6

4.6 Static strength .................................................................................................................................................. 6

4.7 Corrosion resistance ...................................................................................................................................... 6

4.8 Marking and information ............................................................................................................................. 6

5 Test methods .................................................................................................................................................... 6

5.1 Sampling ............................................................................................................................................................. 6

5.2 Test masses ....................................................................................................................................................... 6

5.3 Examination of design ................................................................................................................................... 7

5.4 Operating force test ........................................................................................................................................ 7

5.5 Dynamic performance test for class B rescue lifting devices .......................................................... 7

5.5.1 Apparatus ........................................................................................................................................................... 7

5.5.2 Procedure........................................................................................................................................................... 7

Figure 1 — Dynamic performance test procedure for class B rescue lifting devices ........................... 8

5.6 Static strength test .......................................................................................................................................... 8

5.6.1 Test apparatus.................................................................................................................................................. 8

5.6.2 Test sample ....................................................................................................................................................... 8

5.6.3 Test procedure ................................................................................................................................................. 8

5.7 Corrosion resistance test .............................................................................................................................. 9

5.7.1 Test apparatus.................................................................................................................................................. 9

5.7.2 Test procedure ................................................................................................................................................. 9

5.8 Function test ..................................................................................................................................................... 9

5.8.1 Test procedure for rescue lifting devices class A ................................................................................ 9

5.8.2 Test procedure for rescue lifting devices class B ............................................................................. 10

6 Marking ............................................................................................................................................................ 10

7 Information supplied by the manufacturer ........................................................................................ 11

Annex A (informative) Significant technical changes between this European Standard and

the previous edition EN 1496:2006 ....................................................................................................... 12

Table A.1 — Significant technical changes ........................................................................................................ 12

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 13

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EN 1496:2017 (E)
European foreword

This document (EN 1496:2017) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 160 “Protection

against falls from 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 July 2017, and conflicting national standards shall be

withdrawn at the latest by July 2017.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN 1496:2006.

Annex A provides details of significant technical changes between this draft European Standard and the

previous edition EN 1496:2006.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,

France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,

Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and the United Kingdom.
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EN 1496:2017 (E)
1 Scope

This European Standard specifies requirements, test methods, marking and information supplied by the

manufacturer for rescue lifting devices. Rescue lifting devices conforming to this European Standard are

used as components of rescue systems.

Rescue lifting devices in accordance with this European Standard may be combined with other

components, e.g. descender devices for rescue (EN 341) or retractable type fall arresters (EN 360).

2 Normative references

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are

indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated

references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 362:2004, Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - Connectors

EN 363, Personal fall protection equipment - Personal fall protection 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 795, Personal fall protection equipment - Anchor devices

EN 1891:1998, Personal protective equipment for the prevention of falls from a height - Low stretch

kernmantel ropes

EN ISO 9227, Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres - Salt spray tests (ISO 9227)

ISO 2232, Round drawn wire for general purpose non-alloy steel wire ropes and for large diameter steel

wire ropes — Specifications
3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN 363 and the following apply.

3.1
rescue lifting device class A

component of a rescue system by which a person is lifted by a rescuer or lifts himself from a lower to a

higher place
3.2
rescue lifting device class B

rescue lifting device class A with an additional hand-operated lowering function intended for lowering a

person over a distance limited to 2 m, e. g. to avoid an obstruction
3.3
maximum rated load

maximum mass of the person, including tools and equipment, for the rescue lifting device, as specified

by the manufacturer
Note 1 to entry: Maximum rated load is expressed in kilograms.
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3.4
braking force

maximum force F measured at the end termination of the line during the braking period of the

max
dynamic performance test
Note 1 to entry: Maximum force F is expressed in kilo newtons.
max
4 Requirements
4.1 General

4.1.1 A rescue lifting device that is incorporated into other personal fall protection equipment (e.g.

retractable type fall arrester) shall meet all the requirements of this European Standard when in the

rescue mode.

4.1.2 If the rescue lifting device is permanently fitted or intended to be fitted to a tripod or similar

anchor device in accordance with EN 795, the whole unit, i.e. the rescue lifting device and the anchor

device combined, shall meet the requirements of this European Standard.
4.2 Ergonomics

When tested in accordance with 5.4 with a mass equivalent to the maximum rated load, but at least

100 kg, the operating force for lifting the test mass shall not exceed 250 N.
4.3 Materials and construction
4.3.1 General

Materials used in the rescue lifting device that may come into contact with the skin of a user shall not be

known to cause irritating or sensitization effects during intended use.

When checked in accordance with 5.3, the rescue lifting device shall have no sharp edges and burrs that

may cause injury to the user.
4.3.2 Lines
Lines shall be made from textile rope or webbing or from steel wire rope.

NOTE To prevent rotation of the rescuee, swivels can be incorporated in the line.

4.3.3 Ropes and webbings

Fibre ropes shall be of a braided construction or a kernmantel construction. They shall conform to

EN 1891:1998, 4.1 and 4.5. If they are of a kernmantel construction, they shall also conform to

EN 1891:1998, 4.4.
Wire ropes shall conform to ISO 2232.

Webbings and yarns shall be made of virgin filament or multifilament synthetic fibres, suitable for the

use intended. The breaking tenacity of the synthetic fibre shal
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