Fall Protection Equipment Testing

Performance Testing Solutions for Fall Protection

Faster time-to-market is extremely valuable when you consider that your fall protection equipment has the potential to greatly reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities within the construction and rescue industries. Intertek provides third-party ISO 17025 test reports for both the verification and qualification of your products. Together with the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) – an ANSI Accredited organization – we offer a complete third party testing and/or certification solution to ensure your fall protection equipment not only complies with recognized performance standards, but is subject to Quality Assurance audits conducted by SEI. This makes your products eligible to bear the SEI Mark, recognized throughout the PPE industry for more than 35 years.

Below are just some of the testing standards offered here at Intertek:

Performance Testing Solutions for Fall Protection

ANSI/ASSP:

  • Z359.1 - The Fall Protection Code
  • Z359.3 - Safety Requirements for Lanyards and Positioning Lanyards
  • Z359.4 - Safety Requirements for Assisted-Rescue and Self-Rescue Systems, Subsystems and Components
  • Z359.7 - Qualification and Verification Testing of Fall Protection Products
  • Z359.11 - Safety Requirements for Full Body Harnesses
  • Z359.12 - Connecting Components for Personal Fall Arrest Systems
  • Z359.13 - Personal Energy Absorbers and Energy Absorbing Lanyards
  • Z359.14 - Safety Requirements for Self-Retracting Devices for Personal Fall Arrest and Rescue Systems
  • Z359.15 - Safety Requirements for Single Anchor Lifelines and Fall Arresters for Personal Fall Arrest Systems
  • Z359.16 - Safety Requirements for Climbing Ladder Fall Arrest Systems
  • Z359.18 - Safety Requirements for Anchorage Connectors for Active Fall Protection Systems

CSA:

  • Z259.2.1 - Fall Arresters, Vertical Lifelines and Rails
  • Z259.2.2 - Self Retracting Devices
  • Z259.2.5 - Fall Arresters and Vertical Lifelines
  • Z259.10 - Full Body Harnesses
  • Z259.11 - Personal Energy Absorbers and Lanyards
  • Z259.12 - Connecting Components for Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS)
  • Z259.15 - Anchorage Connectors

ASTM:

  • F1772 - Standard Specification for Harnesses for Rescue and Sport Activities
  • F2125 - Standard Test Method for Treestand Static Stability and Adherence
  • F2126 - Standard Test Method for Treestand Static Load Capacity
  • F2128 - Standard Test Method for Treestand Repetitive Loading Capability
  • F2337 - Standard Test Method for Treestand Fall Arrest Systems
  • F2531 - Standard Test Method for Load Capacity of Treestand Seats
  • F3249 - Standard Specifications for Treestands, Climbing Sticks, and Tripod or Tower Stands
  • F3545 - Standard Test Method for Static Loading of Treestand, Climbing Sticks, and Tripod or Tower Stands
  • F887 - Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment

NFPA:

  • 1983 - Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services
  • 2500 - Standard for Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents and Life Safety Report and Equipment for Emergency Service
 

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