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Portable ladders shall comply to EN131 European norm, that is made up by seven sections.


EN131: it is the  Euoropean reference norm for portable ladders. It is divided into seven sections and the first three are the most relevant:

EN131-1 describes the different types of ladders and the compulsory sizes for each type.

EN131-2 describes the compulsory product tests.

EN131-3 defines the standards on product marking.

EN131-4  concerns telescopic ladders

The maximum load of a EN131 product is 150 static Kg. It is the same, both for professional and domestic products.


Possible third party certification marks attest that there has been a control by an independent institute from the manufacturer. This is to verify periodically the quality of the product. 


EN14183: it is the European reference norm for stepstools.


EN1004: it is the european reference norm for professional scaffoldings.

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