ASTM International - ASTM F2684-07
Standard Test Method for Portable High Anchor Devices
|Publication Date:||1 November 2007|
|ICS Code (Protection against falling and slipping):||13.340.60|
1.1 This test method applies to portable high anchor devices that may be used by rescue personnel during both training exercises and actual rescue operations.
1.2 This test method covers two mechanical tests, the Static Load Test and the Load Test for Failure.
1.3 Tests contained herein are destructive in nature. Portable high anchor devices subjected to any of these tests shall not be used in any way after testing except in evaluating the results of such testing.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.5 This specification does not imply approval of any method of use of portable high anchor devices. In addition, the tests described are laboratory tests and do not duplicate field conditions. Furthermore, the test load values contained herein are not to be interpreted as the forces which a portable high anchor device may be subjected to, or may be expected to sustain, in actual field use.
1.6 See Section 6 on Hazards for safety warning.