Anchor points are anchor devices, generally eyebolts, specifically positioned to provide safety during work at height. They are therefore intended to support the impact generated by the fall arrest.
Anchorages are classified according to whether they support, enclose or are secured to the struAnchorages are intended to provide a specific safety hook-up point in situations in which there is a fall hazard.
Anchor points are also used for suspension work. In this case, the loads are different than those generated by the fall arrest impact.
In contrast to lifelines, which permit movement in parallel to their length, anchorages are not suitable for movements of this type, unless other PPE items are employed, such as retractable fall arresters, in order to move vertically.cture
Anchorage points are regulated in EN 795 on anchor devices, the same standard that regulated horizontal lifelines.
There have been a number of amendments to this standard since it was enacted in 1996. The latest amendment was in 2012