Current information about modification of standard EN 131 for ladders

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Current information about modification of standard EN 131 (PDF)
Merkblatt: Sicherer Umgang mit Leitern (PDF)
Le Choix de la Longueur de l’échelle

Explanations to the standard change from 2018-01-01

Changes in part 1 of EN 131

Widened stand for leaning ladders

Blocking removable ladder sections

 

 

Changes in part 2 of EN 131

Two different ladder classes

Also new is the future classification of ladders in two categories:

The ladders have to be tested according to different test requirements, depending on their class:

 

 

Consequences of the new standard specifications

Transition period

Until 31 December, 2017, the old versions of EN 131 Part 1 and Part 2 will still be  valid  in  parallel with the new versions.

How are the modifications of the standard important for retail and users?

Retail

Users