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EN 362


EN 362: 2005

Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – Connectors

This document specifies the requirements for connectors, including test methods, marking and manufacturer's information.

In accordance with this European Standard, couplings are used with personal fall protection systems such as fall arrest systems, work positioning systems, restraint systems and rescue systems.

The anti-fall link is equipped with a connector that links to both: to the harness (fastening point) and to the anchoring point.

The connectors can be made directly with the lanyard and/or the energy absorber or sold separately and fitted on using a karabiner.

Iron or steel connectors should be protected against corrosion.



Connectors are openable device used

   to connect components. The locking of the connector.  

is divided into a minimum of two actions

(automatic-locking gate or manual-locking gate)

Different shapes exist to fit to the types of works and environmen.
They can be made of galvanized steel, stainless steel, alloy steel...

> Static resistance for a basic connector (class B):

- Major axis gate closed and unlocked: 15kN

- Major axis gate closed and locked: 20 kN

- Minor axis Gate closed: 7 kN

This information is for information purposes only and is not the responsibility of Singer Frères.