Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - Connectors

This European Standard specifies the requirements, test methods, marking and information supplied by the manufacturer for connectors. Connectors conforming to this European Standard are used as connecting elements in personal fall protection systems, i.e. fall arrest, work positioning, rope access, restraint and rescue systems.

Persönliche Schutzausrüstung gegen Absturz - Verbindungselemente

Dieses Dokument legt die Anforderungen, Prüfverfahren, Kennzeichnung und Informationen des Herstellers für Verbindungselemente fest. Verbindungselemente nach dieser Europäischen Norm werden als Verbindungen in persönlichen Absturzsicherungssystemen, z. B. Auffang-, Halte-, Rückhalte-, Rettungssystemen und Systemen für seilunterstützte Arbeiten eingesetzt.

Équipement de protection individuelle contre les chutes de hauteur - Connecteurs

La présente Norme européenne spécifie les exigences relatives aux connecteurs, ainsi que les méthodes
d?essai, le marquage et la notice d?information du fabricant. Les connecteurs, conformément a la présente
norme européenne, sont utilisés avec les protections individuelles contre les chutes comme par exemple, les
systemes d?arret des chutes, les systemes de maintien au poste de travail, les systemes de retenue et les
systemes de sauvetage.

Osebna varovalna oprema za zaščito pred padci z višine – Spojni elementi

General Information

Status
Published
Publication Date
31-Mar-2005
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
01-Apr-2005
Due Date
01-Apr-2005
Completion Date
01-Apr-2005

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Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - Connectors
Persönliche Schutzausrüstung gegen Absturz - Verbindungselemente
Équipement de protection individuelle contre les chutes de hauteur - Connecteurs
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 362:2004
ICS:
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SIST EN 362:2005 en

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

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SIST EN 362:2005
EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 362
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
December 2004
ICS 13.340.99 Supersedes EN 362:1992
English version
Personal protective equipment against falls from a height -
Connectors

Équipement de protection individuelle contre les chutes de Persönliche Schutzausrüstung gegen Absturz -

hauteur - Connecteurs Verbindungselemente
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 20 October 2004.

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 Central Secretariat 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 Central Secretariat has the same status as the official

versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,

Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia,

Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
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Management Centre: rue de Stassart, 36 B-1050 Brussels

© 2004 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 362:2004: E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents
page

Foreword..............................................................................................................................................................3

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

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

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

4 Requirements.........................................................................................................................................7

4.1 General....................................................................................................................................................7

4.2 Static strength........................................................................................................................................8

4.3 Gate function..........................................................................................................................................8

4.4 Gate resistance (not for class Q-connectors).....................................................................................8

4.4.1 Gate face.................................................................................................................................................8

4.4.2 Gate side.................................................................................................................................................8

4.5 Corrosion resistance.............................................................................................................................9

4.6 Marking and information.......................................................................................................................9

5 Test methods..........................................................................................................................................9

5.1 Examination of design ..........................................................................................................................9

5.1.1 General....................................................................................................................................................9

5.1.2 Verification of the gate opening...........................................................................................................9

5.2 Static strength test ................................................................................................................................9

5.2.1 Apparatus ...............................................................................................................................................9

5.2.2 Preparation of test samples..................................................................................................................9

5.2.3 Method ..................................................................................................................................................10

5.3 Gate function test ................................................................................................................................12

5.4 Gate resistance tests...........................................................................................................................12

5.4.1 Gate face...............................................................................................................................................12

5.4.2 Gate side...............................................................................................................................................13

5.5 Corrosion test ......................................................................................................................................14

6 Marking .................................................................................................................................................14

7 Information supplied by the manufacturer .......................................................................................15

Annex ZA (informative) Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential

Requirements of EU Directive 89/686/EEC........................................................................................16

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Foreword

This document (EN 362:2004) 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 June 2005, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at

the latest by June 2005.
This document supersedes EN 362:1992.

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(s), see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this document.

According to the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following

countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic,

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,

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

and United Kingdom.
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1 Scope

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

manufacturer for connectors. Connectors conforming to this document are used as connecting elements in

personal fall protection systems, i.e. fall arrest, work positioning, rope access, restraint and rescue 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 363, 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 20139:1992, Textiles — Standard atmospheres for conditioning and testing (ISO 139:1973).

ISO 9227, Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres — Salt spray tests.
3 Terms and definitions

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

3.1
connector

openable device used to connect components, which enables the user to assemble a system in order to link

himself/herself directly or indirectly to an anchor
3.2
self-closing connector
connector with a self-closing gate
3.3
basic connector (class B)
self-closing connector intended to be used as a component, see Figure 1
3.4
multi-use connector (class M)

basic or screw link connector intended to be used as a component, which may be loaded in the major and

minor axis
3.5
termination connector (class T)

self-closing connector designed to allow the fixing as an element of a sub-system in such a way that the

loading is in a predetermined direction, see Figure 2
3.6
anchor connector (class A)

connector which closes automatically, designed to be linked directly to a specific type of anchor as a

component, see Figure 3
NOTE Types of anchors are e.g. an eye-bolt, a pipe or a beam.
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3.7
screwlink connector (class Q)

connector which is closed by a screw-motion gate, which is a load bearing part of the connector when fully

screwed up (see Figure 4), intended to be used only for long-term or permanent connections

3.8
gate
part of the connector which can be moved to open it

NOTE The gate can, for example, move by pivoting about a hinge (hinged gate), or by a sliding motion (sliding gate)

or by a screw motion (screw-motion gate).
3.9
self-closing gate

gate which moves automatically to the closed position when released from any open position

3.10
self-locking gate
self-closing gate with an automatic gate-locking feature
3.11
manual-locking gate
self-closing gate with a manually operated gate-locking feature
3.12
gate-locking feature

mechanism which, when in position, prevents the closed gate being opened inadvertently. A gate-locking

feature may operate automatically (to the locked position) or be operated manually

3.13
gate opening

maximum gap for the passage of an element or a component into the connector and which allows the correct

functioning of the gate-locking feature, see Figure 5
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Figure 1 — Example of basic connector (class B)
a) Manual locking b) Automatic locking
Figure 2 — Example of termination connectors (class T)
Figure 3 — Example of anchor connectors (class A)
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Figure 4 — Example of a screwlink connector (class Q)
Key
a gate opening
Figure 5 — Example of a gate opening
4 Requirements
4.1 General

4.1.1 Connectors shall not have sharp edges or burrs that may cause injury to the user, or that may cut,

abrade or otherwise damage webbing or rope.

4.1.2 Materials, which may come into contact with the skin of a user, shall not be known to cause irritating

and sensitization effects during normal use of the connector.

4.1.3 Connectors with a gate shall have a gate-locking feature, either automatic or manual.

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4.1.4 Connectors with a self-locking gate shall lock the gate automatically when the gate shuts, and shall

require at least two different deliberate manual actions to open the gate.

4.1.5 Connectors with a manual-locking gate, except screwlink connectors, shall require a deliberate

manual action to lock the gate, and shall require at least two different deliberate manual actions to open the

gate.

4.1.6 Screwlink connectors shall require at least four complete rotations of the screw-motion gate from the

fully screwed up position to disengagement of the threads. The threads shall not be visible when the gate is

locked.
4.1.7 The gate opening
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