ASSP - ANSI Z359.14
Safety Requirements for Self-Retracting Devices for Personal Fall Arrest and Rescue Systems
|Publication Date:||1 January 2012|
This standard establishes requirements for the performance, design, qualification testing, markings and instructions, inspections, maintenance and storage, and removal from service of self-retracting devices (SRD's) including self-retracting lanyards (SRL's), self-retracting lanyards with integral rescue capability (SRL-R's), and self-retracting lanyards with leading edge capability (SRL-LE's). This standard establishes requirements for SRD's intended for use in personal fall arrest or rescue systems for authorized persons within the capacity range of 130 to 310 pounds (59 to 141kg).
Purpose and Application.
This standard addresses self-retracting devices used in occupations requiring personal protection against falls from heights and applies to the manufacturers, distributors, purchasers and authorized persons who use such equipment.
The requirements of this standard supersede any corresponding requirements in either the ANSI/ ASSE Z359.1-2007 or ANSI/ASSE Z359.4-2007 American National Standards.
Before any equipment shall bear the marking Z359.14 or be represented in any way as being in compliance with this standard, all applicable requirements of this standard shall be met.