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Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - Descender devices for rescue

General information

40.60 Close of voting   Jun 19, 2003


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

European Norm


This European Standard specifies requirements, test methods, marking and information to be supplied by the manufacturer for descender devices intended solely for rescue, to be used in conjunction with other equipment, e. g. full body harnesses (EN 361), rescue harnesses (EN 1497). This European Standard does not specify requirements for descender devices that are used for purposes other than rescue e g. mountaineering, rope access and work positioning systems. Descender devices may be designed for the use of one or two persons simultaneously.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Council Directive amending Dir. 87/404/EEC (simple pressure vessels), 88/378/EEC (safety of toys), 89/106/EEC (construction products), 89/336/EEC (electromagnetic compatibility), 89/392/EEC (machinery), 89/686/EEC (personal protective equipment), 90/384/EEC (automatic weighing instruments), 90/385/EEC (active implantable medicinal devices), 90/396/EEC (appliances burning gaseous fuels), 91/263/EEC (telecommunications terminal equipment), 92/42/EEC and 73/23/EEC


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


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


Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Life cycle


prEN 341 rev
40.60 Close of voting
Jun 19, 2003