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    BRITISH STANDARDS: CODE UPDATES ON WORK AT HEIGHT

    Specialist provider highlights revisions to fall protection equipment standards

    The heightec Group Ltd provides technical equipment, specialist training and operational support services to height safety and rescue professionals worldwide. The company has highlighted the following changes to British Standard codes:

    • BS 8437:2005+A1: 2012 Code of practice for selection, use and maintenance of personal fall protection systems and equipment for use in the workplace.

    The British Standards Institution (BSI) has issued Amendment 1 to BS 8437:2005 (August 2012). BS 8437:2005+A1:2012 supersedes BS 8437:2005, which is withdrawn.

    • BS EN 795: 2012 Personal fall protection equipment – Anchor devices

    The British Standards Institution has published BS EN 795: 2012 (August 2012), following a revision by CEN/TC160. This new version supersedes BS EN 795:1997, which is withdrawn. It was prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive 89/686/EEC. Annex ZA (informative) gives the relationship with EU Directive 89/686/EEC.

    Further details of the changes are on heightec’s website

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