Height Safety Standards

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Applicable Standards

Applicable standards for height safety include:-

  • BS 8437 Code of practice for selection, use and maintenance of personal fall protection systems and equipment for use in the workplace
  • BS 8454 Code of practice for the delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue
  • BS EN 341 Personal fall protection equipment – Descender devices for rescue
  • BS EN 353-1 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – Guided type fall arresters including a rigid anchor line
  • BS EN 353-2 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – Guided type fall arresters including a flexible anchor line
  • BS EN 354 Personal fall protection equipment – Lanyards
  • BS EN 355 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – Energy absorbers
  • BS EN 358 Personal protective equipment for work positioning and prevention of falls from a height – Belts and lanyards for work positioning or restraint
  • BS EN 360 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – Retractable type fall arresters
  • BS EN 361 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – Full body harnesses
  • BS EN 362 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – Connectors
  • BS EN 363 Personal fall protection equipment. Personal fall protection systems
  • BS EN 364 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – Test methods
  • BS EN 365 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height. General requirements for instructions for use, maintenance, periodic examination, repair, marking and packaging
  • BS EN 795 Personal fall protection equipment – Anchor devices
  • BS EN 7883 Code of practice for the design, selection, installation, use and maintenance of anchor devices conforming to BS EN 795
  • BS ISO 22846-1 Personal equipment for protection against falls – Rope access systems. Part 1 – Fundamental principles for a system of work
  • BS ISO 22846-2 Personal equipment for protection against falls – Rope access systems. Part 2 – Code of practice
  • Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) – International code of practice for industrial rope access
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
  • Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR)