There is a change coming.
Originally produced in 1996, updated in 1997 and then updated and ratified most recently in 2012 the EN795 standard provides testing and other requirements for anchorage devices. For a complete testing regime this standard should also be coupled with testing under a separate technical specification.
This Technical Specification is CEN/TS 16415:2013.
It is interesting to note that there has been confusion about safety anchorage systems currently tested under EN 795:2012 (Types A & C) concerning whether they should be considered as falling within the scope of European Council Directive 89/686/EEC on PPE, and therefore be marked with a CE Mark.
Currently there is no presumption of conformity given by EN 795:2012 for these classes of anchor. Work is now ongoing to develop a standard for these permanent anchor devices, which will also supersede the country specific substrate testing, this should be published as EN 17235 under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) – (EU) 305/2011.
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