ASSP - ANSI Z359.4
Safety Requirements for Assisted-Rescue and Self-Rescue Systems, Subsystems and Components
|Publication Date:||1 January 2013|
This standard establishes requirements for the performance, design, marking, qualication, instruction, training, use, maintenance and removal from service of connectors, harnesses, lanyards, anchorage connectors, winches/hoists, descent control devices, rope tackle blocks and self-retracting lanyards with integral rescue capability comprising rescue systems, utilized in pre-planned selfrescue and assisted-rescue applications for one to two persons.
Purpose and Application. The purpose of this standard is to establish criteria to ensure suitability of the equipment and methods dened herein for use in rescue situations where a fall hazard exists.
Rescue system elements, components or subsystems meeting the requirements of this standard may not be represented as complying with or used in personal fall arrest systems (PFAS) claiming compliance with ANSI/ASSE Z359.1 or other relevant Z359 standards unless the requirements of that standard are additionally met. The requirements of this standard supersede any corresponding requirements in ANSI/ASSE Z359.1 American National Standards