CEN - EN 15151-1
Mountaineering equipment - Braking devices - Part 1: Braking devices with manually assisted locking, safety requirements and test methods
|Publication Date:||1 August 2012|
|ICS Code (Outdoor and water sports equipment):||97.220.40|
This European Standard specifies safety requirements and test methods for braking devices with manually assisted locking used in mountaineering, climbing and related activities for belaying, with manually assisted locking function, to protect against falls from a height and/or for abseiling with speed regulation.
This European Standard applies to braking devices which are loaded with one person and which use mountaineering ropes according to EN 892. In case of abseiling and lowering down, this standard also applies to braking devices, used with low stretch kernmantel ropes according to EN 1891. It does not apply to manual braking devices which are addressed in EN 15151-2:2012, nor to fully automatic fixed installations.