This European Standard specifies the requirements and test methods for temporary edge protection systems for use during construction or maintenance of buildings and other structures. This European Standard applies to edge protection systems for flat and inclined surfaces and specifies the requirements for three classes of temporary edge protection. For edge protection systems with an arrest function (for example falling or sliding down a sloping roof) this European Standard specifies requirements for energy absorption. This European Standard includes both edge protection systems, some of which are fixed to the structure and others, which rely on gravity and friction on flat surfaces. This standard does not provide requirements for edge protection systems intended for: - protection against impact from vehicles or from other mobile equipment; - protection from sliding down of bulk loose materials, snow, etcetera; - protection of areas accessible to the public. This standard does not apply to side protection on scaffolds according to EN 12811-1 and EN 1004. The committee responsible for this standard is NA 005-11-05 AA "Arbeits- und Schutzgerüste und Gerüstbauteile" (SpA zu CEN/TC 53 sowie WG 1 bis WG 4, WG 10, WG 13 bis WG 15) ("Service and working scaffolds and scaffolding components (national mirror committee for CEN/TC 53 and WG 1 to WG 4, WG 10, WG 13 to WG 15)") at DIN.