Body belts and saddles for work positioning and travel restraint
|Publication Date:||1 January 2005|
This Standard specifies requirements for the performance, design, testing, marking, and instructions of body belts and saddles. Body belts and saddles are used as part of work positioning and travel restraint systems.
This Standard covers equipment such as
(a) lineman's body belts;
(b) body belts;
(c) miners' belts; and
(d) arborists' saddles.
This Standard does not cover the following:
(a) boatswains' chairs;
(b) recreational equipment;
(c) firefighting equipment; and
(d) other mechanical-type devices.
Body belts and saddles are not intended for use as body support in the arrest of a worker's fall, due to the possibility of injury or death resulting from
(a) impact on the body when the fall is arrested;
(b) fallout from a body belt; or
(c) effects of extended static suspension in a body belt. When using a work positioning system, fall protection is provided by a fall arrest system that includes a full body harness that meets the requirements of CAN/CSA-Z259.10.
This Standard does not stipulate specific designs for body belts and saddles. However, this Standard does stipulate the design limitations whose consideration is necessary for safe and durable service of body belts and saddles.
In CSA Standards, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard; and "can" is used to express possibility or capability. Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.
The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are approximate and are for information only.