Mountaineering equipment - Individual safety systems for rope courses - Safety requirements and test methods

This document specifies safety requirements and test methods for components of an individual safety system for protection against a fall from height used in permanent and mobile rope courses as defined in EN 15567 1.
The products considered in this standard are not intended to limit, by themselves, the deceleration of the fall of the user, as defined in EN 15567 1. For this requirement, it is essential to consider the whole ropes course system.
Safety lines and harness are not covered in this standard.

Bergsteigerausrüstung - Einzelsicherungssysteme für Seilgärten - Sicherheitsanforderungen und Prüfverfahren

Dieses Dokument legt sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren für Bestandteile von Einzelsicherungssystemen zum Schutz gegen Absturz zum Einsatz in permanenten und mobilen Seilgärten nach der Definition in EN 15567 1 fest.
Die in dieser Norm betrachteten Produkte sind für sich genommen nicht dazu bestimmt, die Verzögerung beim Absturz des Nutzers nach Definition in EN 15567 1 zu begrenzen. Hierfür ist es erforderlich, das komplette Seilgartensystem zu betrachten.
Sicherungsebenen und Anseilgurte werden in dieser Norm nicht behandelt.

Équipement d’alpinisme et d’escalade - Systèmes d’assurage individuels pour parcours acrobatiques en hauteur - Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d’essai

Le présent document spécifie des exigences de sécurité et des méthodes d'essai qui s'appliquent aux composants des systèmes d'assurage individuels de protection contre les chutes de hauteur utilisés dans les parcours acrobatiques en hauteur permanents et mobiles tels que définis dans l'EN 15567 1.
Les produits traités dans la présente norme n'ont pas pour objet de limiter, en tant que tels, la décélération de la chute de l'utilisateur telle que définie dans l'EN 15567 1. Pour ce qui est de cette exigence, il est essentiel de prendre en considération l'ensemble du dispositif de parcours acrobatique en hauteur.
Les lignes de vie et les harnais ne sont pas couverts par la présente norme.

Gorniška oprema - Vrvni plezalni parki - Individualni varnostni sistem - Varnostne zahteve in preskusne metode

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 17109:2020
01-maj-2020

Gorniška oprema - Vrvni plezalni parki - Individualni varnostni sistem - Varnostne

zahteve in preskusne metode
Mountaineering equipment - Individual safety systems for rope courses - Safety
requirements and test methods
Bergsteigerausrüstung - Einzelsicherungssysteme für Seilgärten -
Sicherheitsanforderungen und Prüfverfahren

Équipement d’alpinisme et d’escalade - Systèmes d’assurage individuels pour parcours

acrobatiques en hauteur - Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d’essai
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 17109:2020
ICS:
97.220.40 Oprema za športe na Outdoor and water sports
prostem in vodne športe equipment
SIST EN 17109:2020 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 17109:2020
EN 17109
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
March 2020
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 97.220.40
English Version
Mountaineering equipment - Individual safety systems for
rope courses - Safety requirements and test methods

Équipement d'alpinisme et d'escalade - Systèmes Bergsteigerausrüstung - Individuelle

d'assurage individuels pour parcours acrobatiques en Sicherheitssysteme für Seilgärten -

hauteur - Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essai Sicherheitsanforderungen und Prüfverfahren

This European Standard was approved by CEN on 15 December 2019.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN

member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by

translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,

Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and

United Kingdom.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION
EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2020 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 17109:2020 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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EN 17109:2020(E)
Contents Page

European foreword ...................................................................................................................................................... 3

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 4

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 4

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 4

4 Safety requirements ...................................................................................................................................... 6

4.1 Design and construction ............................................................................................................................... 6

4.2 Manual extraction test for categories C, D and E ................................................................................. 8

4.3 Static strength .................................................................................................................................................. 8

4.3.1 Function under a test load (only for MCD with pulleys) ................................................................... 8

4.3.2 Deformation test for MCD ............................................................................................................................ 8

4.3.3 Static strength test for all ISS with all categories of MCD ................................................................. 8

4.3.4 MCD transversal static strength test ........................................................................................................ 8

4.4 Locking devices of the opening of the MCD ........................................................................................... 8

4.5 Stability of tape ................................................................................................................................................ 8

4.6 Corrosion resistance ...................................................................................................................................... 8

5 Test methods .................................................................................................................................................... 9

5.1 Design and construction ............................................................................................................................... 9

5.2 Manual extraction test for categories C, D and E ................................................................................. 9

5.3 Static tests .......................................................................................................................................................... 9

5.3.1 General................................................................................................................................................................ 9

5.3.2 Function under a test load (only for MCD with pulleys) ................................................................. 10

5.3.3 Deformation test for MCD of category E and to A to D where relevant ..................................... 11

5.3.4 Static strength test for all ISS or their component ............................................................................ 11

5.3.5 MCD transversal static test ........................................................................................................................ 11

5.4 Stitching test ................................................................................................................................................... 13

5.5 Stability of tape .............................................................................................................................................. 13

5.5.1 Preparation ..................................................................................................................................................... 13

5.5.2 Test ..................................................................................................................................................................... 13

5.6 Corrosion resistance test ........................................................................................................................... 13

6 Marking ............................................................................................................................................................ 14

7 Information supplied by the manufacturer ........................................................................................ 14

Annex A (normative) Compatibility of MCD with safety line supports ................................................... 16

Annex B (informative) Standards on mountaineering equipment .......................................................... 17

Annex ZA (informative) Relationship between this European Standard and the essential

requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the

Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment aimed to be covered .............. 19

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 20

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European foreword

This document (EN 17109:2020) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 136 “Sports,

playground and other recreational facilities and equipment”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by September 2020, and conflicting national standards

shall be withdrawn at the latest by September 2020.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document has been prepared under a standardization request given to CEN by the European

Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of

EU Regulation 2016/425.

For relationship with EU Regulation 2016/425, see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of

this document.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of

North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the

United Kingdom.
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EN 17109:2020 (E)
1 Scope

This document specifies safety requirements and test methods for components of an individual safety

system for protection against a fall from height used in permanent and mobile rope courses as defined

in EN 15567-1.

The products considered in this standard are not intended to limit, by themselves, the deceleration of

the fall of the user, as defined in EN 15567-1. For this requirement, it is essential to consider the whole

ropes course system.
Safety lines and harnesses are not covered in this standard.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 565:2017, Mountaineering equipment - Tape - Safety requirements and test methods

EN 12275:2013, Mountaineering equipment - Connectors - Safety requirements and test methods

EN 15567-1:2015, Sports and recreational facilities - Ropes courses - Part 1: Construction and safety

requirements

EN ISO 9227:2017, Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres - Salt spray tests (ISO 9227:2017)

ISO 7000:2004, Graphical symbols for use on equipment — Registered
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

• IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
• ISO Online browsing platform: available at http://www.iso.org/obp
3.1
ropes course

constructed facility with restricted access and requiring supervision consisting of one or more activity

systems, support systems and, if needed, an appropriate safety system
[SOURCE: EN 15567-1:2015, 3.1 modified: Note 1 deleted]
3.2
individual safety system
ISS

component(s) connecting the harness to the safety line for protection against fall from height consisting

of mobile connecting device(s), lanyard(s) and a connecting system to the harness which may be

supplied as a pre-assembled product, or supplied by one or more manufacturer(s) and may be

assembled by a user to make an ISS
EXAMPLE See Figure 1
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Key
1 safety line
2 mobile connecting device
3 lanyard
4 connecting system to the harness
5 harness
Figure 1 — Example of ISS
3.3
safety line

flexible or rigid, horizontal, vertical or sloping, continuous or discontinuous device used as a protection

against falling from a height

Note 1 to entry: In this standard, any part of a rope course where the mobile connecting device (MCD) is intended

to be connected is considered as safety line (e.g. safety line, anchor point, fall arrester, integrated trolley/rail

systems).
[SOURCE: EN 15567-1:2015, 3.13, modified: Note 1 included]
3.4
mobile connecting device
MCD

part of the ISS which is used to connect it to the safety line and allows the user to move along the safety

line
EXAMPLE Shuttles, pulleys, connectors.
3.5
lanyard
part of the ISS connecting the MCD to the connecting system to the harness
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3.6
category A MCD
self-closing device which is not automatically self-locking
EXAMPLE Self-closing or screw gate connector.
3.7
category B MCD
self-locking device
EXAMPLE Self-locking connector.
3.8
category C MCD

interlocking device designed to reduce the likelihood of unintentional detaching from the safety system

3.9
category D MCD

interlocking device designed to prevent unintentional detaching from the safety system

3.10
category E MCD

device that is permanently attached during operation and can only be opened with a tool

3.11
connecting system to the harness
device which connects the lanyard to the harness
3.12
safety line supports
supports on which the MCD can transit

Note 1 to entry: These supports could be (non-exhaustive list): fittings junction between ropes, switch brackets,

terminal brackets, mobile anchor points
4 Safety requirements
4.1 Design and construction

For category E MCD, the lanyard, excluding the attachment loop, shall not pass through the opening of

the MCD.
All the connections within reach of the user, between
— the MCD and the lanyard,
— the lanyard and the connecting system to the harness,
— the connecting system to the harness and the harness
shall be openable only by a tool.

A lark's foot connection is considered as non-openable. When connections between the lanyard and the

MCD are made by a lark’s foot, the loop of the lark's foot connection on the MCD shall be short enough in

order to avoid disassembly of the lanyard when the MCD is connected to the safety line (see Figure 2).

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Figure 2 — Size of the loop of the lark's foot connection

Parts of the ISS, which can come in contact with the user's body, shall be free from burrs and sharp

edges.

Rotating parts of MCD with pulleys shall be unreachable by the fingers. Any hole through which the

pulley wheel(s) can be reached during use shall not allow a pin of 8 mm diameter (±0,1 mm) to go

through. This requirement is not applicable to the space between pulley wheel(s) and safety line (see

Figure 3, key 6).
Key
1 safety line
2 MCD
3 lanyard
4 connecting system to the harness
5 harness
6 space between pulley wheel(s) and safety line
Figure 3 — Spaces between pulley wheel(s) and safety line

If any pulley wheel(s) axle is secured by nuts or screws, the nuts and/or screws shall be locked and

secured by means other than friction.
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Where stitching is used to provide safety and strength (e.g. in joints) it shall be possible to inspect it and

the stitching shall contrast with the textile element in colour or surface appearance.The MCD shall be

designed to ensure that the loading is in pre-determined direction(s).

Only for category E, the connection between the lanyard and the MCD shall not be able to be placed into

the opening of the MCD without a tool.

The functioning of the MCD system shall be in accordance with the information supplied by the

manufacturer (see Clause 7) and the category or categories as described in 3.6 to 3.10.

4.2 Manual extraction test for categories C, D and E

Only for MCD which are used on cable safety lines when tested in accordance with 5.2, the MCD shall

not be able to be removed from the cable.
4.3 Static strength
4.3.1 Function under a test load (only for MCD with pulleys)

For MCD with pulleys, when tested in accordance with 5.3.2, the pulley wheel(s) of the MCD shall be

able to rotate 10 times in both directions (see Figure 6).

If the MCD is one-directional, then the requirement is only for the intended direction.

4.3.2 Deformation test for MCD
This test applies to MCD of category E and to other categories, where relevant.

When tested in accordance with 5.3.3 when the load is released, the permanent deformation of the MCD

opening shall be less than 0,5 mm.
4.3.3 Static strength test for all ISS with all categories of MCD
When tested in accordance with 5.3.4, the load shall not be released.
4.3.4 MCD transversal static strength test
This test applies to MCD of category E and to other categories, if relevant.
When tested i
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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
oSIST prEN 17109:2017
01-junij-2017
Vrvni plezalni parki - Individualni varnostni sistem - Varnostne zahteve in
preskusne metode
Ropes courses - Individual safety system - Safety requirements and test methods

Bergsteigerausrüstung - Individuelle Sicherheit für Seilgärten - Sicherheitsanforderungen

und Prüfverfahren
Parcours acrobatiques en hauteur - Système d'assurage individuel - Exigences de
sécurité et méthodes d'essais
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: prEN 17109
ICS:
97.220.40 Oprema za športe na Outdoor and water sports
prostem in vodne športe equipment
oSIST prEN 17109:2017 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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oSIST prEN 17109:2017
DRAFT
EUROPEAN STANDARD
prEN 17109
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
April 2017
ICS 97.220.40
English Version
Ropes courses - Individual safety system - Safety
requirements and test methods

Parcours acrobatiques en hauteur - Système d'assurage Bergsteigerausrüstung - Individuelle Sicherheit für

individuel - Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essais Seilgärten - Sicherheitsanforderungen

This draft European Standard is submitted to CEN members for enquiry. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee

CEN/TC 136.

If this draft becomes a European Standard, CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations

which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.

This draft European Standard was established by CEN in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other

language made by translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC

Management Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,

Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and United Kingdom.

Recipients of this draft are invited to submit, with their comments, notification of any relevant patent rights of which they are

aware and to provide supporting documentation.

Warning : This document is not a European Standard. It is distributed for review and comments. It is subject to change without

notice and shall not be referred to as a European Standard.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION
EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Avenue Marnix 17, B-1000 Brussels

© 2017 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. prEN 17109:2017 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 5

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 5

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 5

4 Safety requirements ....................................................................................................................................... 7

4.1 Design and construction ............................................................................................................................... 7

4.1.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 7

4.2 Manual extraction test................................................................................................................................... 8

4.3 Static strength .................................................................................................................................................. 8

4.3.1 Function under a test load only for MCD with pulleys ....................................................................... 8

4.3.2 Deformation test for MCD ............................................................................................................................ 8

4.3.3 Static strength test for all individual safety system with all categories of MCD

(categories A to E) ........................................................................................................................................... 9

4.3.4 MCD transversal static strength test ........................................................................................................ 9

4.4 Locking devices of the opening of the MCD ............................................................................................ 9

4.5 Corrosion resistance ...................................................................................................................................... 9

5 Test methods .................................................................................................................................................... 9

5.1 Apparatus ........................................................................................................................................................... 9

5.2 Design and construction ............................................................................................................................... 9

5.3 Manual extraction test for categories C, D and E ................................................................................. 9

5.4 Static tests .......................................................................................................................................................... 9

5.4.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 9

5.4.2 Function under a test load (only for MCD with pulleys) ................................................................ 10

5.4.3 Deformation test for MCD of category E and to A to D if relevant ............................................... 11

5.4.4 Static strength test for all individual safety systems or their components ............................. 11

5.4.5 Transversal test for all MCD ..................................................................................................................... 11

5.5 Stitching test .................................................................................................................................................. 13

5.6 Stability ............................................................................................................................................................ 13

5.6.1 Preparation .................................................................................................................................................... 13

5.6.2 Test .................................................................................................................................................................... 13

5.7 Corrosion resistance test ........................................................................................................................... 14

6 Marking ............................................................................................................................................................ 14

7 Information supplied by the manufacturer ........................................................................................ 14

Annex A (informative) Standards on mountaineering equipment ........................................................... 16

Annex ZA (informative) Relationship between this European Standard and the essential

requirements of Directive 89/686/EEC aimed to be covered ..................................................... 17

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 18

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European foreword

This document (prEN 17109:2017) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 136 “Sports,

playground and other recreational facilities and equipment”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN.

This document is currently submitted to the CEN Enquiry.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the

European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s).

For relationship with EU Directive(s), see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this

document.
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prEN 17109:2017 (E)
Introduction

This European Standard is one of a package of standards for mountaineering equipment (see Annex A).

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1 Scope

This European Standard specifies safety requirements and test methods for components of individual

safety system for protection against fall from height used in permanent and mobile rope courses as

defined in EN 15567-1.

The products considered in this standard are not intended to limit by themselves the deceleration of the

fall of the user as defined in EN 15567-1, for that the whole ropes course system will be considered.

2 Normative references

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are

indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated

references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 362, Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - Connectors
EN 795, Personal fall protection equipment - Anchor devices

EN 12275:2013, Mountaineering equipment - Connectors - Safety requirements and test methods

EN 12278, Montaineering equipment - Pulleys - Safety requirements and test methods

EN 15567-1, Sports and recreational facilities - Ropes courses - Part 1: Construction and safety

requirements

EN ISO 9227, Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres - Salt spray tests (ISO 9227)

3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
3.1
ropes course

constructed facility consisting of one or more activity systems, support systems and, if needed, an

appropriate safety system with restricted access and requiring supervision
[SOURCE: EN 15567-1:2015, 3.1 modified: Note 1 deleted]
3.2
individual safety system

component(s) connecting the harness to the safety line for protection against fall from height consisting

of mobile connecting device(s), lanyard(s) and a connecting system to the harness

EXAMPLE See Figure 1.
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Key
1 safety line
2 mobile connecting device
3 lanyard
4 connecting system to the harness
5 harness
Figure 1 — Example of individual safety system
3.3
safety line

flexible or rigid, horizontal, vertical or sloping, continuous or discontinuous device used as a protection

against falling from a height
[SOURCE: EN 15567-1:2015, 3.13]
3.4
mobile connecting device
MCD

part of the individual safety system which is used to connect it to the safety line and allows the user to

move along the safety line
EXAMPLE Shuttles, pulleys, connectors, etc.
3.5
lanyard

part of the individual safety system connecting the mobile connecting device to the connecting system

to the harness
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3.6
category A mobile connecting device
self-closing device which is not automatically self-locking
[SOURCE: EN 15567-1:2015, 3.16.1, modified: term modified]
EXAMPLE Self-closing or screw gate connector.
3.7
category B mobile connecting device
self-locking device
[SOURCE: EN 15567-1:2015, 3.16.2, modified: term modified]
EXAMPLE Self-locking connector.
3.8
category C mobile connecting device

interlocking device designed to reduce the likelihood of unintentional detaching from the safety system

[SOURCE: EN 15567-1:2015, 3.16.3, modified: term modified]
3.9
category D mobile connecting device

interlocking device designed to prevent unintentional detaching from the safety system

[SOURCE: EN 15567-1:2015, 3.16.4, modified: term modified]
3.10
category E mobile connecting device

device that is permanently attached during operation and can only be opened with a tool

[SOURCE: EN 15567-1:2015, 3.16.5 modified: term modified]
3.11
connecting system to the harness
device which connect the lanyard to the harness
4 Safety requirements
4.1 Design and construction
4.1.1 General
All the connections within reach of the user, between:

— the mobile connecting device (MCD) and the lanyard, the lanyard and the connecting system to the

harness;
— the connecting system to the harness and the harness

shall be openable only by a tool. A lark's foot connection is considered as non-openable.

The loop of the lark's foot connection on the side of the MCD should be short enough in order to reduce

the risk of disassembly of the lanyard from MCD (see Figure 2).
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Figure 2 — Size of the loop of the lark's foot connection

Parts of the individual safety system, which can come in contact with user's body, shall be free from

burrs and sharp edges.

Rotating parts of MCD with pulleys shall be unreachable by the fingers except for the parts between the

sheaves and the safety line. Any hole through which the sheaves can be reached during use shall be less

than 8 mm.

If any sheave axle is secured by nuts or screws, the nuts and/or screws shall be locked and secured by

means other than friction.

Where stitching is used to provide safety and strength (e.g. in joints) it shall be possible to inspect it and

the stitching shall contrast with the tape in colour or surface appearance.

If the lanyard is made of tape according to EN 565:2006, 4.1, when tested in accordance with 5.1, the

weft yarn of the tape shall not be released from the tape sample.

MCD shall be designed to ensure that the loading is in pre-determined direction(s).

For MCD, the functioning of the system claimed in the information supplied by the manufacturer (see

Clause 7) and its categories as described in definitions 3.6 to 3.11 shall be checked.

Only for category A: Using two category A MCD is only possible if the change-over of MCD is in a place

where the user is in a safe balance (as a platform).

If a manufacturer claims a shock absorbing system on its lanyard, this shock absorbing system shall

comply with the relevant requirements of EN 15567-1.

A lanyard complying with the relevant requirements of EN 355 is considered shock absorbing.

4.2 Manual extraction test
When tested according to 5.3, the MCD shall not be removed from the cable.
4.3 Static strength
4.3.1 Function under a test load only for MCD with pulleys

For MCD with pulleys, when tested in accordance with 5.4.2, the MCD shall be able to rotate 10 times in

either d
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