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Significance and Use
Static Load Test—This test verifies that the portable high anchor device can support the design load without permanent deformation and continue to function in a safe manner.
Load Test for Failure—This test determines the force at which the portable high anchor device fails.
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 either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
ANSI StandardZ359.1-2007 American National Standard Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems and Components
ICS Number Code 13.340.60 (Protection against falling and slipping)
UNSPSC Code 31162100(Anchors)
ASTM F2684 / F2684M-07(2012)e1, Standard Test Method for Portable High Anchor Devices, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top