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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 standard specifies requirements, testing and the marking, labelling and packaging of systems intended for work positioning and support of the worker at a height including the prevention of a free fall. A work positioning system is not meant to be used for fall arrest.

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