Mountaineering equipment are very complex products that require many tests to verify their full functionality and durability. All the requirements we mention here are based on the applicable standards and your mountaineering equipment should meet them. In this case, certification pursuant to Government Regulation 21/2003 Coll. (Directive 89/686/EEC) is mandatory:

  • quality of the design/construction of mountaineering equipment
  • dimensions
  • static strength
  • dynamic strength
  • chemical resistance
  • accompanying documentation  (drawings, material safety data sheets, manufacturing methods/processes, etc.)
  • instructions
  • marking (completeness, durability)
  • ninsufficient strength
  • insufficient documentation, instructions and marking
  • ČSN EN 568 - Ice anchors
  • ČSN EN 893 - Crampons
  • ČSN EN 569 - Pitons
  • ČSN EN 13089 - Ice tools (ice axes)
  • ČSN EN 959 - Rock anchors
  • ČSN EN 12270 - Chocks
  • ČSN EN 12276 - Frictional anchors

contact:

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information

Luboš Feigl

Head of Department
feigl@szutest.cz
+420 483 348 227
+420 602 147 283
Strojírenský zkušební ústav, s.p.
(Engineering Test Institute, Public Enterprise)