Full body harnesses
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.
In CSA standards, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to
satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which
is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the
limits of the standard.
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
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their
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.