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Fall Protection Standards


EN 361:2002 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height. Full body harness.

This standard states that the harness has passed the free fall test involving a free fall drop with a 100kg weight in the harness to simulate a person. This shows how the harness will respond in a fall.


EN 1497:2007 Personal fall protection equipment – rescue harnesses

This European standard specifies requirements, test methods, marking and information supplied by the manufacturer for rescue harnesses. Rescue Harnesses conforming to this standard are used as components of rescue systems, which are personal fall protection systems.


EN 358:2000 Personal protective equipment for work positioning and prevention of falls from a height. Belts for work positioning and restraint and work positioning.

This standard confirms that the work positioning belt and lanyard have withstood a static force test for more than 3 minutes without releasing the load.


EN 813:2008 Personal fall protection equipment – Sit harnesses

EN 813 species 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.

Arrest Blocks

EN 360:2002 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height. Retractable type fall arresters.

This standard deals with fall arrester with self locking device and a self-retractable system for the lanyard. An energy dissipating element can be built-in to the equipment.


EN 354:2010 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height. Lanyards.

This standard indicates that the lanyard has withstood a free fall test without releasing the load or doing undue damage to it.


EN 355: 2002 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height. Energy absorbers.

This standard is for lanyards with shock absorbers. These are lanyards that are suitable for attachment to a full body harness and connection to an anchorage point. The shock absorber part of the lanyard reduces the shock caused in the event of a fall being arrested by slowing down the speed of the arrest.

Connectors / Rope / Rope Grab

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

This standard shows that all connectors in this range have passed the strength test required for this standard.


EN 3532:2002 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height. Guided type fall arresters including a flexible anchor line.

This standard describes the different test methods for traveling devices incorporated into systems made up of a line intended to be fixed (either temporarily or permanently) to a structure.


EN 1891:1998 Personal protective equipment for the prevention of falls from a height. Low stretch kernmantel ropes.

This standard conrms that low stretch kernmental ropes have the ability for low extension during normal work activities but the ability to withstand forces generated by a fall.

Anchorage Device

EN 795 :2012 Personal Fall Protection Equipment – Anchor Devices

This standard pertains to anchorage devices to be used as part of a fall protection system. It tests the devices to make sure they can withstand the maximum dynamic force generated in a fall.