Standards & regulations

DIN 4426

DIN 4426 sets down basic principles for "Equipment for building maintenance - safety requirements for workplaces and accesses - design and execution." This standard, published by the Construction Standards Committee ("NABau"), is to a large part devoted to basic guidelines for planning and realising fall arrest systems. It includes binding core statements on installing anchorage systems, such as: "A fall arrest system is required for workplaces on or accesses to a facade where the fall distance is greater than 1.00 m."

DIN 4426 also contains a provision that collective protection - such as the implementation of a guard rail system - should always take precedence over the use of individual PPE.