Standards applicable to Personal Protective Equipment / Rescue / Industry Statutory Instruments

Work equipment standards

Standard Description
BS EN 341 PPE against falls from a height: Descender devices
BS EN 353-1 PPE against falls from a height: Guided type fall arrestors. Part 1 Specification for guided type fall arrestors on a rigid anchorage line
BS EN 353-2 PPE against falls from a height: Guided type fall arrestors. Part 1 Specification for guided type fall arrestors on a flexible anchorage line
BS EN 354 PPE against falls from a height: Lanyards
BS EN 355 PPE against falls from a height: Energy absorbers
BS EN 358 PPE against falls from a height: Work positioning systems
BS EN 360 PPE against falls from a height: Retractable type fall arrestors
BS EN 361 PPE against falls from a height: Full body harness
BS EN 362 PPE against falls from a height: Connectors
BS EN 363 PPE against falls from a height: Fall arrest systems
BS EN 364 PPE against falls from a height: Test methods
BS EN 365 PPE against falls from a height: General requirements for instructions for use, maintenance, periodic examination, repair, marking and packaging
BS EN 813 PPE against falls from a height: Sit harness
BS EN 1891 PPE against falls from a height: Low stretch kernmantle rope General Requirements for Instructions
BS EN 1868 PPE against falls from a height: List of equivalent terms

Mountaineering & Climbing equipment standards

Standard Description
BS EN 564 Mountaineering equipment - Accessory cord-Safety requirements and test methods
BS EN 565 Mountaineering equipment - Tape-Safety requirements and test methods
BS EN 566 Mountaineering equipment - Slings-Safety requirements and test methods
BS EN 567 Mountaineering equipment - Rope clamps-Safety requirements and test methods
BS EN 568 Mountaineering equipment - Ice anchors-Safety requirements and test methods
BS EN 569 Mountaineering equipment - Pitons- Safety requirements and test methods
BS EN 892 Mountaineering equipment - Dynamic mountaineering ropes- Safety requirements and test methods
BS EN 893 Mountaineering equipment - Crampons- Safety requirements and test methods
BS EN 958 Mountaineering equipment - Energy absorbing systems for use in klettersteig (via ferrata) climbing- Safety requirements and test methods
BS EN 959 Mountaineering equipment - Rock anchors-Safety requirements and test methods
BS EN 12270 Mountaineering equipment - Chocks- Safety requirements and test methods
BS EN 12275 Mountaineering equipment - Connectors- Safety requirements and test methods
BS EN 12276 Mountaineering equipment - Frictional anchors- Safety requirements and test methods
BS EN 12277 Mountaineering equipment - Harnesses- Safety requirements and test methods
BS EN 12278 Mountaineering equipment - Pulleys- Safety requirements and test methods
BS EN 12492 Mountaineering equipment - Climber's safety helmets- Safety requirements and test methods
BS EN 13089 Mountaineering equipment - Ice tools- Safety requirements and test methods

General standards

Standard Description
BS EN 397 Specification for industrial safety helmets
BS EN 696 Fibre ropes for general service - Polyamide
BS EN 701 Fibre ropes for general service - General specification
BS EN 795 Protection against falls from a height - Anchor devices - requirements and testing
BS EN 45014 General criteria for suppliers declaration of conformity

Rescue standards

Standard Description
BS EN 1496 Rescue equipment - Rescue lifting devices
BS EN 1497 Rescue equipment - Rescue harnesses
BS EN 1498 Rescue equipment - Rescue loops

Rope access

Standard Description
BS 7985 Code of practice for the use of rope access methods for industrial purposes
BS 8437 Selection, use and maintenance of personal fall protection systems and equipment for use in the work place