What You Need to Know
Since 2008, the testing and certification of rockfall catchment fences has been carried out under a European-wide harmonized guideline published by the European Organisation for Technical Approvals entitled
The primary aspects of ETAG 27 deal with test setup and methodology, certification requirements, and compulsory documentation. Some highlights are:
Testing for systems according to the ETAG 27 guidelines are carried out at the test facilities in Erzberg, Austria by an independent approval body. The body is responsible for the initial type-testing, inspection of the initial factory and factory production control, and continuous supervision, assessment and approval of factory production control, as well as the issuance of the certificate of conformity.
EOTA (2008) ETAG 27: Guideline for European Technical Approval of Falling Rock Kits. 2008. Brussels, Belgium.