ASTM F887

Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 15 November 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 33
ICS Code (Outdoor and water sports equipment): 97.220.40
scope:

This standard covers the specifications and qualification testing of the following:

Climbers,

Climber straps,

Climber Pads,

Climber Footplates,

Body Belts,

Work Positioning Devices with Locking Snaphooks/ Carabiners,

Wood Pole Fall Restriction Devices (WPFRD),

Arborist Saddle,

Harnesses,

Energy Absorbing Lanyards.

These devices are used by workers in the climbing of poles, trees, towers, and other structures. Minimum performance criteria for arc resistance of harnesses and energy absorbing lanyards are included for workers who may be exposed to thermal hazards of momentary electric arcs or flame.

Equipment may fall within one of the following categories:

Fall (Travel) Restraint-Prevents a user from being exposed to a fall hazard.

Work Positioning-Allows a 2 ft maximum free fall distance.

Fall Arrest-Allows a 6 ft maximum free fall distance with a maximum arrest force of 1800 lb.

NOTE 1-Under certain conditions and with the use of equipment designed for such conditions, a 12-ft free-fall distance with a maximum arrest force of 1800 lb is allowed.

Suspension-Allows 0 free-fall distance while supporting the user's weight.

Fall Restriction-to prevent or limit free fall from a work position or while ascending/descending a wood pole.

Three types of climbers, (Types A, B, and C) and two types of climber straps, Types (A and B) are covered.

Two types of body belts, (Types A and B) are covered.

Eight types of work positioning devices: three positioning straps, (Types A, B, and C), three adjustable-positioning lanyards, (Types A, B and C) and two nonadjustable positioning lanyards, (Types A and B) are covered.

Two types of WPFRD, (Types A and AB) are covered.

Arborist saddle, (Type A)Work Positioning and Suspension are covered.

Two types of harnesses, (Types A and B) are covered.

Two types of energy absorbing lanyards, (Types A and B) are covered.

The values stated in United States customary units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portions, 9.2, 10.3, 11.2, 14.1.4, 15.3, 15.4, 16.2, 17.2, 18.4, 21.2, 22, 23, and 25 of this standard: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee

*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard

Document History

ASTM F887
November 15, 2018
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
This standard covers the specifications and qualification testing of the following: Climbers, Climber straps, Climber Pads, Climber Footplates, Body Belts, Work Positioning Devices with Locking...
November 15, 2016
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
This standard covers the specifications and qualification testing of the following: Climbers, Climber straps, Climber Pads, Climber Footplates, Body Belts, Work Positioning Devices with Locking...
April 1, 2013
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
This standard covers the specifications and qualification testing of the following: Climbers, Climber straps, Climber Pads, Climber Footplates, Body Belts, Positioning Devices with Locking...
October 15, 2012
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
This standard covers the specifications and qualification testing of the following: Climbers, Climber straps, Climber Pads, Climber Footplates, Body Belts, Positioning Devices with Locking...
October 15, 2012
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
This standard covers the specifications and qualification testing of the following: Climbers, Climber straps, Climber Pads, Climber Footplates, Body Belts, Positioning Devices with Locking...
April 1, 2011
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
This standard covers the specifications and qualification testing of the following: Climbers, Climber straps, Climber Pads, Climber Footplates, Body Belts, Positioning Devices with Locking...
November 1, 2010
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
This standard covers the specifications and qualification testing of the following: Climbers, Climber straps, Climber Pads, Climber Footplates, Body Belts, Positioning Devices with Locking...
July 1, 2010
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
This standard covers the specifications and qualification testing of the following: Climbers, Climber straps, Climber Pads, Climber Footplates, Body Belts, Positioning Devices with Locking...
October 1, 2005
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
These specifications cover acceptance testing of climbers and climber straps, body belts and positioning straps with locking snaphooks, harnesses and shock absorbing lanyards used by workers in the...
October 1, 2005
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
These specifications cover acceptance testing of climbers and climber straps, body belts and positioning straps with locking snaphooks, harnesses and shock absorbing lanyards used by workers in the...
January 1, 2004
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
These specifications cover acceptance testing of climbers and climber straps, body belts and positioning straps with locking snaphooks, and harnesses used by workers in the climbing of poles, trees,...
September 10, 1997
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
1. Scope 1.1 These specifications cover acceptance testing of climbers and climber straps, body belts and positioning straps, and harnesses used by workers in the climbing of poles, trees, towers,...
October 10, 1996
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
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January 25, 1991
STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS FOR PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT
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January 1, 1991
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
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December 30, 1988
STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS FOR PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT
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June 29, 1984
STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS FOR PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT
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