EN 795 governs the technical requirements placed on "Personal fall protection equipment - anchor devices". This standard defines, for example, which loads technical fall arrest solutions must withstand and how these are to be tested and certified in order to obtain approval to place these on the market. *
EN 795 differentiates between five basic types of anchorage device (Types A-E):
* When using types A, C or D in Germany, national technical approval is required.