Full body harnesses are intended for use as body supports in personal fall arrest systems and in other work situations that involve the risk of falling and as such, are a crucial element of worker protection and safety. This is the third edition of CSA Z259.10 and specifies design, testing, marking, and information requirements for use of full body harnesses.
This is the third edition of CSA Z259.10, Full body harnesses. It supersedes the previous editions published in 2006 and 1990.
This Standard specifies design, testing, marking, and information requirements for use of full body harnesses. Full body harnesses are intended for use as body supports in personal fall arrest systems and in other work situations that involve the risk of falling.
This Standard does not cover full body harnesses for use in recreational situations such as mountaineering.
1.3 Stipulation of design
This Standard does not stipulate designs for full body harnesses, except insofar as design limitations are necessary to ensure safe and durable service.
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Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.
1.5 Units of measurement
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.