STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS


Italian Standard UNI 11158:2015

The standard concerns personal protective equipment and systems against falls from a height. It also provides guidlines to choose the most suitable ones and instructions on how to use them. 


Italian Standard UNI 11578:2015

The standard establishes both requirements and test methods for anchor devices intended for permanent installation. 


Italian Standard UNI 11560:2014

The standard concerns the permanent anchoring systems on the roof and provides a guide for the identification, configuration, installation, operation and maintenance.


EN 795:2012

Personal fall protection equipment - Anchor devices. 

The standard EN 795 specifies requirements, test methods and instructions for use and marking for single-user anchor devices designed exclusively for use with personal protective equipment against falls from a height which are not designed to be permanently secured to a structure.

It also provides for five categories of anchor devices:

type A: anchor devices with one or more stationary anchor points and with the need for structural anchors or fixing elements to fix to the structure;
type B: anchor device with one or more stationary anchor points without the need for structural anchors or fixing elements to fix it to the structure;
type C: anchor devices employing horizontal flexible anchor lines;
type D: anchor devices employing horizontal rigid anchor lines;
type E: anchor device for use on horizontal surfaces where the performance relies solely on mass and friction between itself and the surface (deadweight anchors).


EN 363:2008

Personal fall protection equipment - Personal fall protection systems.


EN 341

Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - Descender devices.
 


EN 353-1

Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - Guided type fall arresters including a rigid anchor.
 


EN 353-2

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


EN 354

Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - Lanyards.
 


EN 355

Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - Energy absorbers.
 


EN 358

Personal protective equipment for work positioning and prevention of falls from a height - Belts for work positioning and restraint and work positioning lanyards.
 


EN 360

Personal protective equipment against falls from a height- Retractable type fall arresters.
 


EN 361

Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - Full body harnesses. 
 


EN 362

Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - Work connectors.
 


EN 364

Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - Test methods.
 


EN 517

Prefabricated accessories for roofing - Roof safety hooks.

This document specifies essential dimensions, materials to be used, requirements with respect to the load-bearing capacity, of the roof safety hooks fastened to the roof construction including their fastening system and the extent of testing. 


89/686/EEC

Directive 89/686/EEC - Personal protective equipment (PPE).

The PPE Directive lays down the conditions governing PPE placing on the market and free movement within the Community and the basic safety requirements upon which manufacturers of PPE are authorised to affix the CE mark to their products. It provides for three categories of PPE - Simple (Category I), Intermediate (Category II) and Complex (Category III).