1.1 This standard covers the specifications and qualification testing of the following:
Positioning Devices with Locking Snaphooks/Carabiners,
Wood Pole Fall Restriction Devices (WPFRD),
Shock 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 shock absorbing lanyards are included for workers who may be exposed to thermal hazards of momentary electric arcs or flame.
1.2 Three types of climbers, Types A, B, and C, and two types of climber straps, Types A and B, are covered.
1.3 Two types of body belts, Types A and B, are covered.
1.4 Four types of positioning devices: three positioning straps, Types A, B, and C, and adjustable positioning lanyards are covered.
1.5 Two types of WPFRD, Types A and AB, are covered.
1.6 Two types of harnesses, Types A and B, are covered.
1.7 Two types of shock absorbing lanyards, Types A and B, are covered.
1.8 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.
1.9 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portions, 9.2, 10.3, 11.2, 14.4, 15.3, 15.4, 19.2, 22.2, 23, 24, and 25 of these specifications: 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
F1891 Specification for Arc and Flame Resistant Rainwear
F1958/F1958M Test Method for Determining the Ignitability of Non-flame-Resistant Materials for Clothing by Electric Arc Exposure Method Using Mannequins
Z359.13-2009 Personal Energy Absorbers and Energy Absorbing Lanyards
adjustable positioning lanyard; body belts; climber; climbing equipment; dee-rings; harnesses; keeper; lanyards; length adjusting device; locking snaphook; positioning strap; stirrup ; shock absorbing lanyard; wood pole fall restriction device;
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