Fall arresters and vertical lifelines
|Publication Date:||1 January 2017|
This Standard specifies design, testing, and marking requirements for manufactured fall arresters for single users and for manufactured vertical lifelines.
The equipment specified in this Standard is intended for use where there is a danger of falling from heights. In the event of a fall, the equipment will lock to arrest the fall.
This Standard does not cover
a) the design, testing, installation, or supply of anchorage connectors;
b) horizontal lifeline systems;
c) rope adjusting implements for use in travel restraint or work positioning applications; and
d) any system incorporating a knot, hitch, or rope sliding hitch.
In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.