This document defines requirements for anchor devices and safety hooks permanently fixed to buildings and structures.
Anchor devices intend to prevent persons from falling and arrest falls used in and on buildings and civil engineering works. Anchor devices meant to be secured in such a way that they are part of the construction work and intended to ensure the safety in use or in the functioning of a construction work pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
The anchor devices are intended for the attachment of personal fall protection systems complying with EN 363.
The safety hooks are intended as anchor points to which personal fall protection systems complying with EN 363 are attached. The safety hooks are also intended to attach mobile roof ladders or work platforms.
This document also covers the fixings used to secure the anchor devices or safety hooks into the load bearing structure.
It specifies essential dimensions, materials and load-bearing requirements.
This document contains requirements for the following systems:
- single anchor point system;
- safety hook system;
- wire anchor line system;
- rail anchor line system.
The systems described in this document consist usually of several components. They must be evaluated as a system in its entirety.
This document also includes requirements for the durability, marking, installation, assembly, documentation, operating and maintenance.
This document is not applicable to:
- temporary anchor devices according to EN 795;
- facilities for roof access according to EN 516;
- permanently fixed ladders on roofs according to EN 12951.
Legislation related to this standard
Regulation (eu) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 march 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing council directive 89/106/eec
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