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Certification of anchors

The EN 795 standard on anchors has changed; certain anchor types can no longer claim EN 795 compliance. Explanation.

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Standards applicable to anchors

EN 959 : rock anchors.

EN 566 : slings.

EN 569 : pitons.

EN 795 : anchors for fall arrest systems.

- Type A: anchor that requires a structural anchor (ex: COEUR).

- Type B: anchor that does not require a structural anchor (ex: ANNEAU, TREESBEE, GRILLON...).

- Type C: flexible horizontal lifeline (ex: GRILLON).

- Type D: rigid horizontal lifeline.

- Type E: weighted anchors.

The EN 795 standard changed at the end of 2015 (based on a text edited in 2012).

The new version no longer covers permanent structural anchors, such as expansion bolts or resin anchors.

Anchors of this type that were certified before 2012, to the old version of the standard (1996), may still be sold with the EN 795 marking. But all anchors certified after 2012 must conform to the new version of the standard.

Reminder: here is the classification of the old version of EN 795 (1996):

Class A: structural anchors - Class B: temporary anchoring devices - Class C: flexible horizontal lifelines - Class D: rigid horizontal rails - Class E: deadweight anchors.

CE Marking:

Only the EN 566 and EN 795 standards (types B and E only) give the right to put a CE marking on the anchor.

 

Certification changes on Petzl anchors

Sold before January 2016 Sold after January 2016
COEUR GOUJON EN 795 A1

EN 959
COEUR BOLT STEEL

COEUR BOLT STAINLESS

COEUR BOLT HCR
EN 959

(except COEUR BOLT STEEL 10 mm)
COEUR EN 795 A1

EN 959
COEUR STEEL

COEUR STAINLESS

COEUR HCR
EN 795 A

EN 959

(except COEUR STEEL 10 mm)
GOUJON Not PPE BOLT STEEL

BOLT STAINLESS

BOLT HCR
Not PPE
COLLINOX

BAT’INOX
EN 795 A1

EN 959
  EN 959