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ASTM International - ASTM F887-16

Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 15 November 2016
Status: inactive
Page Count: 32
ICS Code (Outdoor and water sports equipment): 97.220.40
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Table of Contents

Section Title

Section/Paragraph

 Scope 1
 Referenced Documents 2
 Terminology 3
 Significance and Use 4

Pole and Tree Climbers

 
 Classification 5
 Ordering Information 6
 Pole and Tree Climbers 7
 Climber Gaffs 8
 Climber Straps 9
 Climber Pads 10
 Climber Footplates 11

Body Belts, Work Positioning Devices and Wood Pole Fall Restrict Devices (WPFRD)

 
 Classification 12
 Ordering Information 13
 Two Dee Body Belts, Auxiliary Positioning Belts, and Four Dee Body Belts 14
 Two Dee Body Belts 14.1
 Auxiliary Positioning Belts and Four Dee Body Belts 14.2
 Positioning Devices 15
 Wood Pole Fall Restriction Device (WPFRD) 16

Arborist Saddle

 
 Arborist Saddle  17

Harnesses

 
 Classification 18
 Ordering Information 18.2
 Sizing 18.3
 Marking 18.4

Energy Absorbing Lanyards

 
 Classification 19
 Ordering Information 20
 Energy Absorbing Lanyards 21

Qualification Testing

 
 Electric Arc Performance 22
 Hardware Requirements 23
 Test Equipment 24
 Qualification Testing 25
 Body Belts, Four Dee Body Belts, and Auxiliary Positioning Belts 25.1
 Positioning Devices 25.2
 WPFRD 25.3
 Arborist Saddle 25.4
 Harness 25.5
 Energy Absorbers 25.6
 Instructions 26
 Guarantee and Rejection 27
 Keywords 28

1.1 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.

1.2 Equipment may fall within one of the following categories:

1.2.1 Fall (Travel) Restraint-Prevents a user from reaching a fall hazard (allow 0 fall distance).

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

1.2.3 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.

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

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

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

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

1.5 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.

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

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

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

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

1.10 The values stated in inch-pound 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.

1.11 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Document History

February 15, 2020
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
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November 15, 2018
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ASTM F887-16
November 15, 2016
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
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April 1, 2013
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October 15, 2012
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October 15, 2012
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April 1, 2011
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November 1, 2010
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July 1, 2010
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
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October 1, 2005
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
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October 1, 2005
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
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January 1, 2004
Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment
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November 7, 1997
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