ASSP - Z359.12
Connecting Components for Personal Fall Arrest Systems
|Publication Date:||1 January 2019|
This standard establishes requirements for the performance, design, marking, qualification, test methods and removal from service of connectors.
NOTE: See Figures 1 and 2 for illustrations of the equipment covered by this standard. Connectors are commonly referred to as fall protection hardware. Equipment used in personal fall protection systems is commonly referred to as personal protective equipment (PPE) in the literature of the safety field.
Purpose and Applications
This standard addresses only components that are used in the interconnection of a complete unit, intended to be used as a primary single link to a permanent anchorage connector and/or intended to be used as a primary attachment point.
NOTE: Examples of common connectors are snaphooks, carabiners, D-rings, O-rings, buckles and adjusters.
This standard addresses fall protection hardware used in occupations requiring personal protection against falls from heights and applies to the manufacturers, distributors, purchasers, test labs and users of such equipment.
NOTE: This is a voluntary consensus standard. The legal requirements for protection against falls from heights are established by applicable regulatory bodies governing occupational safety.
Before any equipment shall bear the marking Z359.12 or be represented in any way as being in compliance with this standard, all applicable requirements of this standard shall be met. Such compliance shall be established in accordance with the requirements specified in ANSI/ASSP Z359.7.