EN 1891:1998

Personal protective equipment for the prevention of falls from a height - Low stretch kernmantel ropes

Publication date:   Dec 12, 2002

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90.20 Standard under periodical review   Jan 15, 2022

CEN

CEN/TC 160 Protection against falls from height including working belts

European Norm

13.340.99   Other protective equipment

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This European Standard applies to low stretch textile ropes of kernmantel construction from 8,5 mm to 16 mm diameter, for use by persons in rope access including all kinds of work positioning and restraint; for rescue and in speleology. Two types of low stretch kernmantel rope are defined: A and B. The European Standard specifies requirements, testing, marking and information to be supplied by the manufacturer including instructions for use of such low stretch kernmantel ropes. NOTE 1: It is possible that rope not conforming to this European Standard may also be suitable for the activities described above. NOTE 2: Ropes used for protection during any free climbing activity in rope access, rescue or speleology should take account of other standards, e.g. EN 892. Dynamic mountaineering rope may also be used for protection during rope access and work positioning.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard

93/95/EEC

Personal protective equipment (Dir. 89/686/EEC amendment)

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96/58/EC

Personal protective equipment (Dir. 89/686/EEC amendment)

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89/686/EEC

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

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2016/425

Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC

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EN 1891:1998
90.20 Standard under periodical review
Jan 15, 2022