Height protection

“Work at heights” generally applies to any work performed in a place above the level of reference, which is the surface onto which a worker could fall and be injured.

Height protection

Height protection

Work involving a risk of falls from heights of over 2 metres requires the use of height protection. This does not mean that the appropriate resources and equipment for each situation must also be used when working at lower heights.

The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for fall protection must be used whenever there is a risk of users falling from a different level, provided this risk could not be avoided or restricted by applying other preventive measures.

The fall protection PPE makes up what are known as the Personal fall protection systems designed to prevent or stop free falls and comprising a fall arrest device that is connected to a tie-off point using a connection system.

The fall protection PPE is category III and, therefore, the equipment must include the CE marking followed by the identification number of the notified body involved in the type conformity procedure (module C2 or D of Regulation (EU) 2016/425).

 

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Consult height protection regulations

EN 353-1:2014
Personal protective equipment against falls from height. Guided type fall arresters including a rigid anchor line.
Note: Endorsed by AENOR in March 2015.

UNE-EN 353-2:2002
Personal protective equipment against falls from height. Guided type fall arresters including a flexible anchor line.

UNE-EN 354:2011
Personal fall protection equipment. Lanyards.

UNE-EN 355:2002
Personal protective equipment against falls from height. Energy absorbers.

UNE-EN 358:2000
Personal protective equipment for work positioning and prevention of falls from a height. Belts for work positioning and restraint and work positioning lanyards.

UNE-EN 360:2002
Personal protective equipment against falls from height. Retractable type fall arresters

UNE-EN 361:2002
Personal protective equipment against falls from height. Full body harnesses.

UNE- EN 362:2005
Personal protective equipment against falls from height. Connectors

UNE-EN 363:2009
Personal fall protection equipment. Personal fall protection systems

UNE-EN 364:1993
UNE-EN 364/AC:1994
Personal protective equipment against falls from height. Test methods.

UNE-EN 365:2005
UNE-EN 365:2005. ERRATUM:2006

Personal protective equipment against falls from height. General requirements for instructions for use, maintenance, periodic examination, repair, marking and packaging

UNE-EN 813:2009
Personal fall protection equipment. Sit harnesses.

EN 795:2012
Personal fall protection equipment. Anchor devices. Requirements and tests.

Warning: This publication does not refer to the equipment described in:
Type A (anchor devices with one or several stationary anchor points for which the structural anchors or tie-off elements are attached to the structure) referred to in Sections 3.2.1, 4.4.1 and 5.3.

Type C (anchor devices equipped with flexible horizontal anchor lines) referred to in Sections 3.2.3, 4.4.3 and 5.5.
Type D (anchor devices equipped with rigid horizontal anchor lines) referred to in Sections 3.2.4, 4.4.4 and 5.6.
Any combination of the above.

In terms of types A, C and D, this publication does not affect Sections: 4.5, 5.2.2, 6 and 7, or Annexes A and ZA. Consequently, in relation to the aforementioned equipment, there is no presumed compliance with the provisions of Directive 89/686/EEC, as it is not considered PPE.

(Note: Endorsed by AENOR in October 2012)

UNE-EN 1497:2008
Personal fall protection equipment. Rescue harnesses

UNE-EN 1891:1999
Personal protective equipment for the prevention of falls from a height. Low stretch kernmantle ropes.

UNE-EN 12841:2007
Personal fall protection equipment. Rope access systems – Rope adjustment devices.

EN 341: 2011
Personal fall protection equipment ― Descender devices for rescue.
Note: The previous version, EN 341:1992+AC:1993+A1:1996 (UNE EN 341:1997),was harmonised until 11/11/11.

UNE-EN 1496:2007
Personal fall protection equipment. Rescue lifting devices.

UNE-EN 1498:2007
Personal fall protection equipment. Rescue loops.

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