Height Safety for the Workplace 

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British Standards for Working at Height 

Horizontal anchorage devices are grouped within BS EN 795 
 
BS EN 795:2012 
Protection Against Falls from a Height Anchor Devices – Requirements and Testing 
 
Type A1 Single Point Anchors e.g. Eye Bolt 
 
Type B Temporary Anchors e.g. Tripods and Beam Clamp 
 
Type C Horizontal Flexible Cable Systems e.g. Xenon 
 
Type D Horizontal Rails e.g. MultiRail 
 
Type E Dead Weight Anchorages e.g Weight Angle 
 
 
BS 7883:2019 
Code of Practice for the Design, Selection, Installation, Use and Maintenance of Anchor Devices Conforming to BS EN 795 
BS EN 353-1:2014 
Guided Type Fall Arresters Vertical travelling device locking onto a rail as result of a fall. E.g GlideLoc and PivotLoc 
BS EN 353-2:2002 
Guided Type Fall Arresters Vertical travelling device working on a wire cable or a rope, locking in the event of a fall. E.g Vi-Go 

Personal fall protection equipment 

BS EN 354:2010 
Lanyards. E.g Restraint lanyards 
BS EN 355:2002 
Lanyards against falls from a height. 
BS EN 358:2018 
Work positioning systems, a combination of components to make up a system. (Not to be used for fall arrest) 
 
 
BS EN 360:2002 
Retractable Type Inertia reel blocks (NOT retractable 2.4m car seat belt style lanyards), previously called “fall arrest blocks” 
BS EN 361:2002 
Full body support harness (Not including belts) 
 
 
BS EN 362:2004 
Karabiners, hooks and other connectors 
 
 
BS EN 363: 2018 
Height Safety Kits, e.g a combination of a harness together with a lanyard and an energy absorber 
BS EN 364:1993 
Detail of test methods to be carried out by an accredited test house, to confirm the products compliance with the requirements of the standard 

Additional Standards 

BS EN 365:2004 
General requirements instructions for marking products with user instructions inspection periods and retesting 
BS EN ISO 14122-4:2016 
Permanent means of access to machinery - Fixed ladders 
BS EN 14396:2004 
Fixed ladders for manholes 
BS 4211:2005+A1:2008 
Specification for ladders for permanent access to chimneys, other high structures, silos and bins. 
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