This European Standard specifies the general characteristics and assembly of personal fall protection systems. It gives examples for the specific types of personal fall protection systems and describes how components may be assembled into systems.

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This document applies to belts and lanyards intended for the purpose of work positioning or restraint. It specifies the requirements, testing, marking and information supplied by the manufacturer.
This document does not cover restraint lanyards with a fixed length which are not integrated into a belt.
NOTE   Restraint lanyards with a fixed length which are not integrated into a belt are covered in EN 354.

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This European Standard specifies the requirements, test methods, marking, information supplied by the manufacturer and packaging for guided type fall arresters including a rigid anchor line. This anchor line is usually attached to or integrated in ladders or rungs adequately fixed to suitable structures. Guided type fall arresters including a rigid anchor line conforming to this European Standard are components of one of the fall arrest systems covered by EN 363.
This European Standard applies to rigid anchor lines which are intended to be installed vertically and/or with a combination of forward-leaning angle and/or sideways leaning angle between the true vertical and the vertical +15° (see Figure 2).
Multi-user applications, i.e. rigid anchor lines that allow more than one user to be attached at any one time, are not addressed in this document.

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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).

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This Technical Specification sets out recommendations for requirements, test apparatus, test methods, marking and information supplied by the manufacturer for anchor devices intended for use by more than one user simultaneously.
This Technical Specification is not applicable to:
-   anchor devices intended to allow only one user to be attached at any one time, which are covered by EN 795:2012;
-   anchor devices used in any sports or recreational activity;
-   equipment designed to conform to EN 516 or EN 517;
-   elements or parts of structures which were installed for use other than as anchor points or anchor devices, e.g. beams, girders;
-   structural anchors.
NOTE   Requirements, test methods, marking and information supplied by the manufacturer for anchor devices intended for use by a single user are covered by European Standard EN 795:2012.

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This European Standard specifies requirements for performance and associated test methods for single-user anchor devices which are intended to be removable from the structure. These anchor devices incorporate stationary or travelling (mobile) anchor points designed for the attachment of components of a personal fall protection system in accordance with EN 363.
This European Standard also gives requirements for marking and instructions for use, and guidance on installation.
This European Standard is not applicable to:
-   anchor devices intended to allow more than one user to be attached at any one time;
-   anchor devices used in any sports or recreational activity;
-   equipment designed to conform to EN 516 or EN 517;
-   elements or parts of structures which were installed for use other than as anchor points or anchor devices, e.g. beams, girders;
-   structural anchors (see 3.3).

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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).

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

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This European Standard specifies requirements, testing, marking and information to be supplied by the manufacturer for sit harnesses to be used in restraint, work positioning and rope access systems, where a low point of attachment is required. Sit harnesses are not suitable to be used for fall arrest purposes.

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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.

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This European Standard specifies requirements, test methods, marking and information supplied by the manufacturer for rescue loops. Rescue loops conforming to this European Standard are used as components of rescue systems.

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This European Standard applies to rope adjustment devices intended for use in rope access systems. It specifies the requirements, test methods, marking and information supplied by the manufacturer. Rope adjustment devices conforming to this European Standard may be designed for the use of one person, or in case of rescue, for two persons simultaneously. The rope adjustment devices as specified are not suitable for use in a fall arrest system.

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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.

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This document specifies the minimum general requirements for instructions for use, maintenance, periodic examination, repair, marking and packaging of PPE, which includes body holding devices, and other equipment used in conjunction with a body holding device, to prevent falls, for access, egress and work positioning, to arrest falls and for rescue.
This document is not intended to cover:
1)   specific requirements that are only relevant to the particular PPE or other equipment for protection against falls from a height and its use, which should be specified in the relevant document;
2)   PPE or other equipment for protection against falls from a height used in any sports or recreational activity.

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This European Standard specifies the requirements, test methods, marking, information supplied by the manufacturer and packaging for retractable type fall arresters. Retractable type fall arresters conforming to this European Standard are sub-systems constituting one of the fall arrest systems covered by prEN 363, when combined with a full body harness specified in EN 361. Other types of fall arresters are specified in EN 353-1 and EN 353-2. Energy absorbers are specified in prEN 355.

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This European Standard specifies the requirements, test methods, marking, information supplied by the manufacturer and packaging for guided type fall arresters including a flexible anchor line which can be secured to an upper anchor point. Guided type fall arresters including a flexible anchor line conforming to this European Standard are sub-systems constituting a part of one of the fall arrest systems covered by prEN 363. Other types of fall arresters are specified in EN 353-1 or EN 360. Energy absorbers are specified in prEN 355.

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This European Standard specifies the requirements, test methods, marking, information supplied by the manufacturer and packaging for full body harnesses. Other types of body support, specified in other European Standards, e. g. EN 358, EN 813 or EN 1497, may be incorporated into the full body harness. Fall arrest systems are specified in prEN 363.

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This European Standard specifies the requirements, test methods, marking, information supplied by the manufacturer and packaging for energy absorbers. Energy absorbers conforming to this European Standard are used as elements or components either integrated in a lanyard, an anchor line or a full body harness or in combination with one of them.
Combinations of an energy absorber and a lanyard are sub-systems constituting one of the fall arrest systems covered by prEN 363, when combined with a full body harness specified in EN 361.
Fall arresters are specified in EN 353-1, EN 353-2 and EN 360.

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This European Standard applies to low stretch textile ropes of kernmantel construction from 8,5 mm to 16 mm diameter, for use by persons in rope access including all kinds of work positioning and restraint; for rescue and in speleology. Two types of low stretch kernmantel rope are defined: A and B. The European Standard specifies requirements, testing, marking and information to be supplied by the manufacturer including instructions for use of such low stretch kernmantel ropes.  NOTE 1: It is possible that rope not conforming to this European Standard may also be suitable for the activities described above.  NOTE 2: Ropes used for protection during any free climbing activity in rope access, rescue or speleology should take account of other standards, e.g. EN 892. Dynamic mountaineering rope may also be used for protection during rope access and work positioning.

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This European Standard is applicable to personal protective equipment against falls from a height. This European Standardspecifies a list of terms used to define personal protective equipment against falls from a height. The terms are listed in the alphabetical order in the three offical languages of CEN, English, French and German. The terms or explanations given in parentheses are added exclusively for better understanding.

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This European Standard specifies requirements, test methods, marking, information supplied by the manufacturer for retractable type fall arresters. Retractable type fall arresters conforming to this European Standard are components of one of the fall arrest systems covered by EN 363.
This European Standard applies to retractable type fall arresters with a single retractable lanyard. Retractable type fall arresters or assemblies with more than one retractable lanyard are not covered by this European Standard.

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This document specifies requirements, test methods, marking, manufacturer’s instructions and information for retractable type fall arresters (RTFAs) and applies to a RTFA with a single retractable lanyard and a RTFA with two retractable lanyards (twin RTFA) as components of one of the fall arrest systems covered by EN 363:2018.
This European standard is not applicable to RTFAs and twin RTFAs used in any sport or recreational activity.

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This European Standard applies to rope adjustment devices intended for use in rope access systems. It specifies the requirements, test methods, marking and manufacturer’s instructions and information.

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This European Standard specifies requirements for performance and associated test methods for single-user anchor devices which are not permanently secured to the structure. These anchor devices incorporate stationary or travelling (mobile) anchor points designed for the attachment of components of a personal fall protection system in accordance with EN 363:2018.
This European Standard also gives requirements for marking and instructions for use, and guidance on
installation.
This European Standard is not applicable to:
- anchor devices intended to allow more than one user to be attached at any one time;
- anchor devices used in any sports or recreational activity;
- equipment designed to conform to EN 516:2006;
- permanent anchor devices and roof safety hooks conforming to EN 17235;
- elements or parts of structures which were installed for use other than as anchor points or anchor
devices, e.g., beams, girders;
- structural anchors (see 3.3).

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This European Standard specifies requirements, test methods, marking, manufacturer’s instructions and information and packaging for guided type fall arresters including a flexible anchor line. This anchor line is usually attached to an upper anchor point. Guided type fall arresters including a flexible anchor line conforming to this European Standard are components of one of the fall arrest systems covered by EN 363. Other types of fall arresters are specified in EN 353-1 or EN 360.

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This European Standard specifies requirements, testing, marking and manufacturer’s instructions and information for sit harnesses to be used in restraint, work positioning and rope access systems, where a low point of attachment is required. Sit harnesses are not suitable to be used for fall arrest purposes.

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This European Standard specifies the requirements, test methods, marking, information supplied by the manufacturer and packaging for guided type fall arresters including a rigid anchor line. This anchor line is usually attached to or integrated in ladders or rungs adequately fixed to suitable structures. Guided type fall arresters including a rigid anchor line conforming to this European Standard are components of one of the fall arrest systems covered by EN 363.
This European Standard applies to rigid anchor lines which are intended to be installed vertically and/or with a combination of forward-leaning angle and/or sideways leaning angle between the true vertical and the vertical +15° (see Figure 2).
Multi-user applications, i.e. rigid anchor lines that allow more than one user to be attached at any one time, are not addressed in this document.

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The European Standard specifies the requirements, test methods, information supplied by the manufacturer and marking for guided type fall arresters including a rigid anchorage line usually attached to or integrated in climbing ladders or climbing iron tracks adequately adjusted to suitable structures.

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This European Standard specifies the general characteristics and assembly of personal fall protection systems. It gives examples for the specific types of personal fall protection systems and describes how components may be assembled into systems.

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This European Standard applies to belts and lanyards intended for the purpose ofwork positioning or restraint. It specifies the requirements, testing, marking and information supplied bu-y the manufacturer.

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This European Standard specifies the requirements, test methods, marking, information supplied by the manufacturer and packaging for guided type fall arresters including a rigid anchor line. This anchor line is usually attached to or integrated in ladders or rungs adequately fixed to suitable structures. Guided type fall arresters including a rigid anchor line conforming to this European Standard are components of one of the fall arrest systems covered by EN 363.
This European Standard applies to rigid anchor lines which are intended to be installed vertically and/or with a combination of forward-leaning angle and/or sideways leaning angle between the true vertical and the vertical +15° (see Figure 2).
Multi-user applications, i.e. rigid anchor lines that allow more than one user to be attached at any one time, are not addressed in this document.

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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 or sub-systems of rescue systems.
NOTE   Rescue lifting devices in accordance with this European Standard may be combined with other components or sub-systems, e.g. descender devices for rescue (EN 341), retractable type fall arresters (EN 360).

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This European Standard specifies the requirements, test methods, marking, information supplied by the manufacturer and packaging for guided type fall arresters including a rigid anchor line usually attached to or integrated in fixed ladders or rungs adequately adjusted to suitable structures. Guided type fall arresters including a rigid anchor line conforming to this European Standard are sub-systems constituting one of the fall arrest systems covered by prEN 363, when combined with a full body harness specified in EN 361 including a front attachment point located appropriately in relation to the fall arrester. Other types of fall arresters are specified in EN 353-2 or in EN 360. Energy absorbers are specified in EN 355.

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Migrated from Progress Sheet (TC Comment) (2000-07-10): UAP of 4 months (TC Res C 5/1999) (CC/990907)

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This standard specifies requirements, test methods and instructions for use and marking for anchorage devices designed exclusively for use with personal protective equipment against falls from a height.    This standard does not apply to hooks designed to EN 517, or walkways to EN 516, nor to fixed anchor points forming part of the original structure.

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This standard specifies requirements, test methods, marking and instructions for use for descender devices as rescue equipment to be used in conjunction with personal protective equipment against fall from a height, e.g. full body harnesses (see EN 361), rescue harnesses (see EN 1497).

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This standard specifies the requirements, test methods, marking and instructions for use for descender devices as rescue equipment to be used in conjunction with personal protective equipment against falls from a height, e.g. full body harnesses (see EN 361) or a rescue equipment, e.g. rescue harnesses (see EN 1497). 1)  1. As modified by amendment A1:1996

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This European Standard specifies the requirements, test methods, marking, information supplied by the manufacturer and packaging for non-adjustable and adjustable lanyards. Lanyards conforming to this European Standard are used as connecting elements or components in fall arrest systems specified in prEN 363.
Other types of lanyards are specified in EN 358.

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This standard specifies requirements, testing, marking and instructions for use of sit harnesses for use in work positioning and restraint systems, where a low point of attachment is required. Sit harnesses are not suitable to be used for fall arrest purposes.

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This European Standard specifies the terminology and the general requirements for fall arrest systems which serve as personal protective equipment against falls from a height. This European Standard additionally describes examples of how components or assemblies of components may be connected into a fall arrest system. These examples should enable the purchaser or user to assemble all components in a correct manner and to build up a fall arrest system.

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This standard specifies requirements, test methods, instructions for use and marking for rescue harnesses. A rescue harness is not a component of personal protective equipment against falls from a height.

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This standard specifies requirements, test methods, instructions for use and marking for rescue lifting devices (hereinafter referred to as "devices"). A rescue lifting device is not a component of personal protective equipment against falls from a height. For descender devices see EN 341.

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This standard specifies requirements, test methods, instructions for use and marking for rescue loops. A rescue loop is not a component of personal protective equipment against falls from a height.

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This standard specifies the specific requirements, test methods, instructions for use and marking for connectors. Connectors according to this standard are used in work positioning and fall arrest systems specified in EN 358 and EN 363 respectively. Lanyards with connectors as terminations are specified in EN 354.

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This standard states the general requirements for instructions for use and marking of equipment for protection against falls from heights.

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This standard specifies the requirements, test methods, instructions for use, marking and packaging for energy absorbers. Energy absorbers according to this standard are used in fall arrest systems specified in EN 363. Fall arresters are specified in EN 353-1, EN 353-2 and EN 360.

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This standard specifies the requirements, test methods, instructions for use and marking for guided type fall arresters on a rigid anchorage line usually attached to or integrated in climbing ladders or climbing iron tracks adequately adjusted to suitable structures. Guided type fall arresters according to this standard are used in fall arrest systems specified in EN 363 in conjunction with full body harnesses specified in EN 361. Other types of fall arresters are specified in EN 360 and in EN 353-2. Energy absorbers are specified in EN 355.

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