Product Standards

Relevant European product standards and Codes of Practice

The following European standards are relevant to personal protective equipment for work at height:

  • Connectors EN 362 or EN 12275
  • Harnesses, positioning EN 813 or EN 358
  • Ascenders EN 567 or prEN 12841
  • Descenders prEN 12481
  • Helmets EN 397 or EN 12492
  • Ropes, low stretch EN 1891
  • Ropes, dynamic EN 892
  • Chest harnesses EN 12277
  • Back-up devices prEN 12481 or EN 353-2
  • Harnesses, full body EN 361
  • Anchor lines EN 1891 or EN 353-1
  • Energy absorbing lanyard EN 355
  • Work positioning belt EN 358
  • Fall arrest block EN 360
  • Anchors EN 795
  • Lanyards EN 354
  • Pulleys EN 12278

Relevant British Standard Codes of Practice include:

  • BS 7985 Use of rope access for industrial purposes
  • BS 8437 Selection use and maintenance of fall protection equipment
  • BS 7883 Fixing and testing of permanent anchors
  • BS 8454 Delivery of education and training for work at height¬†(BSI work item)