PAS 59:2014 - Specification for collective fall arrest soft landing systems

PAS 59:2014

Specification for collective fall arrest soft landing systems

Status : Current   Published : January 2015



This PAS specifies requirements for a collective fall arrest soft landing system intended for installation on a continuous, firm, level surface in order to restrict the deceleration of a person falling onto it to a maximum of 14 g, from a free fall height not more than the maximum free fall height for which the system has been tested.

This PAS includes performance requirements and related test methods, requirements for conformity marking and for the provision of installation and usage instructions.

This PAS is not applicable to air/gas filled systems that are designed to be inflated/deflated on site or to those that have individual cell volume greater than 0.5% of the volume of the module in which they are inserted.

This PAS is not applicable to fall arrest systems that are suspended.

This PAS is not applicable to personal protective equipment against falls from a height.

This PAS does not provide for the containment of falling debris.

Standard NumberPAS 59:2014
TitleSpecification for collective fall arrest soft landing systems
Publication Date31 January 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 5852, BS 7479, ISO 9227, BS EN 364:1993, BS EN ISO 4892-3, BS EN ISO/IEC 17025
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN 365:2004, BS EN ISO 9001, The Work at Height Regulations 2005, The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
ReplacesPAS 59:2004
Amended ByCorrigendum, January 2015
DescriptorsFall arrest systems, Falling (accident), Safety devices, Occupational safety, Height, Building sites, Buildings, Mats
ISBN978 0 580 87372 0
File Size725 KB

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