British and European standards apply to most ladders
and step ladders, so make sure you choose the right
kind of access equipment for the job.
Class 3 (Domestic) BS2037
This Standard applies to products being used
in and around the home; these products
are designed for infrequent use.
Duty Rating 95Kg
Max permissible load 125Kg
Previous Class 2 (Trade) BSEN131
This is the European Standard, which covers the
products being used in a trade environment; these
products are designed for regular light trade work.
Max permissible load 150Kg
Class 1 (Industrial) BS2037
This Standard applies to products being used in
an industrial environment; these are high quality
products, designed for heavy and regular loading.
Duty Rating 130Kg
Max permissible load 175Kg
This European Standard applies to step stools.
The standard excludes ladders and stepladders
as defined by EN 131-1:1993.
Maximum permissible load 150Kg
Loft Ladders - BSEN14975:2006
This is the latest standard for loft ladders.
150kg Max permissible load
Towers - BSEN1004:2004
Mobile access and working towers
made of prefabricated materials.