Harnesses come in a variety of types: Work Positioning Harnesses (for use by an industrial abseiler who is getting to a place of work by abseiling / ascending or descending a rope / aiding) - Split into Full Body Harnesses, Chest Harnesses and Sit Harnesses, Fall Arrest Harnesses (for use when there is a possibility that the user may take a fall and this fall needs to be stopped in a controlled manner - usually by a shock absorbing lanyard) or Work Restraint Harnesses (designed to stop a user getting to a place where a fall may occur - usually by using a lanyard which limits the distance a person can move - common locations for use are in cherry pickers / scissor lifts).
A guide to the Conformity Standards:
|EN358||Personal protective equipment for work positioning and prevention of falls from a height. Belts and lanyards for work positioning or restraint.|
|EN361||Personal protective equipment against falls from a height. Full body harnesses.|
|EN813||Personal fall protection equipment. Sit harnesses.|
|EN1497||Personal fall protection equipment. Rescue harnesses.|
|EN1498||Personal fall protection equipment. Rescue loops.|
|EN12277||Mountaineering equipment. Harnesses. Safety requirements and test methods.|
|ANSI Z359.11||Safety Requirements For Full Body Harnesses.|
|EAC||EurAsian Conformity marking confirms full compliance with the “Basic Safety Requirements”, which are specified in the Technical Regulations.|
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