Testing & Product Verification

Sturges manufactures all products to an ISO 9001:2015 controlled document.  When specific performance is required, a formal test plan is followed.  Below is a sample of some of the testing performed in-house at Sturges.  In cases where there is no standard publicly available for reference, a test method will be developed internally or through the customer to verify performance.  Sturges Manufacturing is capable of tensile testing up to 30,000 lbs and performing Dynamic testing for free falls up to 20 feet using a wide assortment of calibrated test masses.

Examples of testing capabilities include:

Test Standard
Abrasion Resistance FED STD 191A, Method 5309
Tensile and Elongation of Webbing FED STD 191A, Method 4108
Vertical Flame Resistance NFPA 1971
Heat Resistance NFPA 1971
Flammability of Interior Materials FMVSS 571, Standard 302
Water Repellency TSL2100 G, Section 4.36
Wet Yarn on Yarn Abrasion Test ASTM D6611


Test Standard
ASSP/ANSI Z359.13-2013 6′ & 12′ requirements
CSAZ259.11-17 Worker weight range 55 kg (121 lbs) – 140kg (308 lbs)
Worker weight range 80 kg (176 lbs) – 190kg (420 lbs)
EN 355 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height
ABNT NBR 14629 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height (Brazil)
AS/NZS 1891 Industrial fall arrest systems and devices (Australia/New Zealand)

ISO:17025 Certificates