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  • Abstract:
    When work undertaken at a height is of short duration, or for technical reasons the provision of a working platform, suitable barriers and other similar safeguards is impracticable, then the prevention from falling from a height while performing correctly the related work activity can be achieved by the use of personal fall protection equipment. DIN EN 358 applies to belts and lanyards intended for the purpose of work positioning or restraint. It specifies the requirements, testing, marking and information supplied by the manufacturer. It does not cover restraint lanyards with a fixed length which are not integrated into a belt. These are covered by DIN EN 354. Equipment when manufactured in accordance with DIN EN 358 is intended either to prevent the user from reaching a position where a fall can occur (restraint) or to secure the user safely in position at the point of work in such a way that the user can share and control his weight between the waist and the feet (work positioning). It is essential to note that such personal fall protection equipment by design does not meet the requirements necessary for the purposes of fall arrest. It may be necessary to supplement it with collective or personal means of protection against falls from a height. Its safe use, in practice, relies upon the effective training and instruction of the user. Work positioning belts or restraint belts are not suitable if there is a risk of uncontrolled slippage by the user, e. g. when working on a steep roof or wet or slippery surfaces, which could result in the user being suspended by or exposed to unintended tension by the belt.
  • Document number:
    DIN EN 358
  • Issuing date:
  • Document type:
  • Title:
    Personal protective equipment for work positioning and prevention of falls from a height - Belts and lanyards for work positioning or restraint; German version EN 358:2018
  • Replaces:
    DIN EN 358(2000-02); DIN EN 358(2017-04)
  • Author:
    Personal Protective Equipment Standards Committee
  • Search term:
    Accident prevention; Capacitive loads; CE marking; Checks; Chemistry; Corrosion; Corrosion resistance; Crash protection devices; Definitions; Fabrics; Fall; Falling (accident); Fasteners; Fibres; Flammability; Flammable; Holding devices; Holding systems; Holdings; Information supplied by the manufacturer; Instructions for use; Loading; Marking; Occupational safety; Operating stations; Protective clothing; Protective equipment; Restraint systems (protective); Safety belts; Safety devices; Safety harnesses; Safety requirements; Specification (approval); Straps; Supports; Testing; Working places; Workplace safety; Yarn
  • Application areas:
    30.05 Persönliche Schutzausrüstung gegen Absturz (z. B. Gurte, Anschlageinrichtungen)
  • Hazards:
    AB Terminologische Festlegungen in Normen mit Arbeitsschutzbezug; AC Mess- und Prüfverfahren für die Ermittlung von Belastungen und Gefährdungen; FB Brandgefährdungen; KE Belastungen durch Funktionsstörungen an Arbeitsmitteln (Ausfall, Bruch, fehlerhafte Montage, Softwarefehler, Störung der Energieversorgung)
  • ICS:
    13.340.60 Protection against falling and slipping
  • Price:
    130,60 EUR
  • Cross references:
    EN 362 (2004-12)<S>; EN 364 (1992-12)<S>; EN 365 (2004-09)<G>; EN 363 (2018-12)<G>; EN 892+A3 (2023-04)<G>; EN ISO 9227 (2022-11)<G>; ISO 2232 (2022-10)<G>; EN 354 (2010-07); EN 12277+A1 (2018-12); EUV 2016/425 (2016-03-09); EUV 2016/425 (2016-03-09)
  • Cited in:
    DGUV Information 203-007 (2021-08); DGUV Information 203-046 (2020-05); DGUV Information 215-320 (2020-03); DGUV Regel 112-198 (2019-09); LBG VSG 1.1 (2017-05-01)
  • Identical with:
    EN 358(2018-11)<IDT>
  • Legislation:
    EUV 2016/425 (2016-03-09)<H>; PSA-Verordnung, Persönliche Schutzausrüstung (PSA); EUB 2020/668 (2020-05-18); EUB 2023/941 (2023-05-02)
  • Harmonization info:
    EUV 2016/425 (2016-03-09); PSA-Verordnung, Persönliche Schutzausrüstung (PSA)
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