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This certification mark applies to elastic tightening straps. It is restricted to the following markets: UK, Spain and Bulgaria. It is not intended for the German market.
BS AU 258 establishes a level of performance for elasticated straps with end attachments and attempts to minimize the risk of injury when used. The strength requirement proposed has been deduced by evaluating published anthropometric data and arriving at a compromise between the maximum pull strength and repeated pull strengths. It is accepted that elasticated straps are only suited for retaining light loads which have little or no wind resistance and not for any safety critical use. Compliance with a British Standard does not of itself confer immunity from legal obligations.